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

Combo Bone Marrow Cell Transplant Seen to Benefit Mice in ALS Model

Transplanting a combination of two types of modified bone marrow cells eased motor deficits and prolonged survival in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), researchers reported. Their study, “Enhancing the therapeutic efficacy of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells with growth factor-expressing mesenchymal stem cells for ALS…

Possible Way Seen of Preventing Inflammation That Precedes ALS Onset

Toxic clumps due to the buildup of the TDP-43 protein can trigger the neuronal inflammation that precedes symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by activating an inflammatory signaling pathway called cGAS-STING, a study reported. Its findings suggest that targeting this inflammatory signaling may be an effective way of treating ALS.

Study Describes New Compounds With Potential to Treat ALS

Newly developed compounds derived from ebselen could be used to treat some types of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a recent study suggests. The study, “Novel Selenium-based compounds with therapeutic potential for SOD1-linked amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,” was published in EBioMedicine. About a fifth of familial…