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

New Method to Measure RNA Decay May Help Identify ALS Therapies

Researchers have developed a method to measure the effectiveness of a process of RNA destruction that clears abnormal molecules from cells. Since abnormally high production of junk RNA has been thought to contribute to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the method can be used to screen for drugs that may boost…

Bulbar-Onset Patients Found to Have Widespread Brain Tissue Loss

Cognitively healthy amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients have brain damage that mirrors their subtype of the disease, researchers have learned, and patients with bulbar-onset ALS have more widespread brain tissue loss — a finding that could explain why the patients fare worse than others. In their study, “Relationship between…