Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

ALS treatment Relyvrio fails trial, may be withdrawn from market

Relyvrio (sodium phenylbutyrate and taurursodiol), an approved treatment for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has failed to meet its primary goal of slowing disease progression in an ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial designed to confirm its effectiveness. That’s according to new data from the trial, dubbed PHOENIX,…

MDA 2024: Most patients don’t get recommended treatments for ALS

While the most recent guidelines for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) recommend that patients receive three available treatments together, as soon as possible, a new analysis of U.S. data shows that most individuals with the progressive disease don’t get this combination in clinical practice. The analysis found that most…

Experimental gene therapy CTx1000 extends survival in mice

An experimental gene therapy called CTx1000, which is designed to reduce toxic buildups of the protein TDP-43 in nerve cells, was found to significantly extend survival and improve motor function in mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the related disorder frontotemporal dementia, known as FTD. According to…