Magdalena is a writer with a passion for bridging the gap between the people performing research, and those who want or need to understand it. She writes about medical science and drug discovery. She holds an MS in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and a PhD — spanning the fields of psychiatry, immunology, and neuropharmacology — from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
In the United Kingdom, the SMA Trust is working to promote research and development of new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). By providing funding and bringing together researchers, ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Cytokinetics’ investigational spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment CK-2127107 Orphan Drug Designation. That gives it seven years of U.S. marketing exclusivity, tax ... Read more
Researchers may finally have figured out why a loss in the SMN protein that is crucial for all cells so quickly affects motor neurons, leading infants to develop spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). ... Read more