Vijaya Iyer is a freelance science writer for BioNews Services. She has contributed content to their several disease-specific websites, including cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, among others.
She holds a PhD in Microbiology from Kansas State University, where her research focused on molecular biology, bacterial interactions, metabolism, and animal models to study bacterial infections. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr. Iyer went on to complete three postdoctoral fellowships at Kansas State University, University of Miami and Temple University.
She joined BioNews Services to utilize her scientific background and writing skills to help patients and caregivers remain abreast with important scientific breakthroughs.
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Strength training lowers pain and fatigue in fibromyalgia patients and improves their quality of life, a review states. The study “A systematic review of the effects of strength training in ... Read more
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Village Naturals Therapy (VNT) became part of the “proud sponsor program” of the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) and the Community Pain Center (CPC). In addition, VNT recently launched the Village ... Read more