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

Study Finds Differences in Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics in ALS

There are differences in the way the fluid around the brain and spinal cord moves in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and understanding these could have implications for the development of future therapies, a study suggests. The study, “Non-invasive MRI quantification of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics…

Fish Model of ALS Links TDP-43 Protein Clumping to Motor Neuron Ills

A zebrafish model that reproduces key amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) symptoms and characteristics, including protein clumping, when exposed to blue light could aid in understanding disease mechanisms and in developing new treatments. The model was described in the study, “Optogenetic modulation of TDP-43 oligomerization accelerates ALS-related…

ALS Telecare App Benefits Patients, Providers, Study Shows

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may benefit from at-home monitoring using an app, a study found. The study, “Telehealth as part of specialized ALS care: feasibility and user experiences with ‘ALS home-monitoring and coaching’,” was published in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration. Providing…