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

ILB Safe, Shows Potential to Slow ALS Progression in Small Phase 2 Trial

TikoMed reported that ILB, its investigational therapy to protect nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), was well-tolerated by patients, and led to improvements in mobility and disease severity while reducing spasticity scores in a small open-label clinical trial. “These early results from this ALS-study are exciting as ILB provided beneficial…

CNM-Au8 Extends Survival, RESCUE-ALS Study Suggests

Treatment with the experimental gold nanocrystal therapy CNM-Au8 decreased the risk of mortality by 64% among people with early amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), compared to what would be expected without treatment, according to new analyses from the RESCUE-ALS clinical trial. The findings were presented by Clene Nanomedicine,…

Lead Antibody Targeting Toxic TDP-43 Protein to Advance, ProMIS Says

ProMIS Neurosciences announced plans to advance a monoclonal antibody against toxic TDP-43 protein clumps as a potential treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The candidate antibody therapy, called PMN267, has shown promise in preclinical experiments conducted at independent institutions, the company also reported in a press release. Nearly all cases…