Vijaya Iyer, PhD,  —

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.

Articles by Vijaya Iyer

Exercise Improves Fitness in PWS Patients, Review Study Shows

Long-term exercise improves physical performance in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), but immediate physiological response post-exercise appears unfavorable, a review of published studies shows. The study, “Physical exercise and Prader-Willi syndrome: A systematic review.” was published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology. PWS is associated with abnormal body composition and…

Food-related Behavior in PWS May be Linked to Neurological Response

Involuntary reflexes such as being startled are abnormal in Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) patients, and lower startle response to food images may explain their eating habits, researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center report. The study, “Startle Response Analysis of Food-image Processing in Prader-Willi Syndrome” was published in…