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

At-home Testing Kit for Alpha-1 Deficiency Wins FDA Clearance

AlphaID At Home, a screening kit to detect alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1), has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The free, direct-to-consumer screening kit developed by Grifols will enable adults in the U.S. to determine their genetic risk of developing lung or liver disease linked to…

Healthy at Home Program Will Test COPD Preventive Care, Health Costs

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and Wellinks have launched “Healthy at Home,” a program to investigate whether virtual care can prevent recurrent illness and reduce health-related costs for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The six-month program will test the feasibility of virtual preventive care…