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

Discovery of Oxidative Stress Mechanism Could Lead to PAH Treatments

Researchers have identified a disease mechanism that could be targeted to develop treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In a rat model of PAH, a compound that reduces oxidative stress lowered pulmonary pressure and prevented remodeling of lung blood vessels. Oxidative stress is a major contributor to the events leading…

Ventavis and Nitric Oxide Both Seen to Treat Hypertension in CTEPH Patients After Surgery

Inhalation treatment that uses either nitric oxide or Ventavis (iloprost) is equally effective in managing lingering high lung blood pressure after surgery for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). A comparison of the two treatments — published in the journal General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery under the title, “A prospective, randomized study…