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

Small Nerve Fiber Problems Can Precede Symptoms in Late-onset FAP

Quantitative sensory testing (QST), a tool for monitoring nerve function, may help to detect problems in small nerve fibers in people with late-onset familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) before symptoms start, a small study suggested. Adults with disease-causing mutations for late-onset FAP but no disease symptoms had more abnormal responses…