Janet Stewart, MSc,  —

Janet Stewart is a life sciences writer and editor, who completed both PhD course work and oral examinations in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University, and holds an M.Sc. in Virology and Immunology.

Articles by Janet Stewart

Canada’s CIHR Awards $627,300 to SMA Researcher Kessen Patten

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research, a federal government agency based in Ottawa, has awarded genetics professor Kessen Patten C$627,300 to study the mechanisms involved in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The leading genetic cause of infant mortality, SMA is a neuromuscular disease that involves the death of lower motor neurons —…

EMA Panel Recommends Approval of Biogen’s Spinraza in Europe

Spinraza (nusinersen), a treatment for most forms of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), took a major step forward to becoming available across the European Union, with the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommending its approval. CHMP is a branch of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the equivalent of…