Somi Igbene, PhD, science writer —

Somi graduated from Imperial College London in 2011 with a PhD in cellular and molecular immunology. She worked as a medical writer at several medical communications agencies in London, including Core Medica. Besides science writing, Somi works as a registered associate nutritionist, helping adults and children improve their diets to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Articles by Somi Igbene

Lower Rate of Smoking Seen Among Cardiac Sarcoidosis Patients: Study

Cardiac sarcoidosis may occur more frequently among people who are not current or past smokers, a study has found. The study, “Negative association of smoking history with clinically manifest cardiac sarcoidosis: a case-control study,” was published in CJC Open. Cardiac sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that occurs when clumps…

Researchers Seek Biomarkers to Predict ATYR1923’s Effectiveness

aTyr Pharma has announced a collaboration with The Ohio State University (OSU) to conduct cell culture studies seeking to identify potential biomarkers that can predict ATYR1923’s therapeutic effectiveness in people with pulmonary sarcoidosis. The research, which extends previous proof-of-concept findings, will delineate the pathways involved in sarcoid granuloma formation…