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

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…

Novel AI-powered platform aims to help ALS patients to communicate

Researchers have unveiled a new AI-powered avatar platform — one making use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology — that aims to help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to communicate, even when the neurodegenerative disease progresses to the point that speaking and moving become difficult or impossible. The platform…

ALS/MND 2023: AMX0114 may enter clinical testing next year

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals is developing AMX0114, a new experimental treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that’s designed to promote the health of nerve fibers by lowering levels of calpain-2, a protein. AMX0114 is being tested in preclinical studies with the aim of supporting an investigational new drug application (IND),…