Magdalena Kegel,  —

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.

Articles by Magdalena Kegel

Proof-of-Concept Study May Have Found New Way of Treating SMA

Researchers may have discovered a new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Identifying a molecule that prevents the SMN2 gene from being read by protein-making machinery, they then showed that getting rid of it increased SMN protein levels. Importantly, the approach also enhanced the effectiveness of a splice-modification drug that works much like the…