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

Top 10 ALS Stories of 2021

ALS News Today brought you daily coverage of the latest scientific breakthroughs and clinical research related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) throughout 2021. We look forward to continuing to report for the ALS community in 2022. Here are the 10 most-read ALS news articles of the last year, with…

Risk of ALS Increases Nearly Fourfold in NFL Players

Athletes who have played in the National Football League (NFL) are significantly more likely than the general population to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a new study. “These findings indicate that athletes who played in the NFL have a nearly 4 times greater rate of developing, and…

I AM ALS Expanding Efforts Into Research, Patient Support

I AM ALS, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is expanding its efforts in scientific research and public policy. The organization’s new Science and Policy program will include three key focuses, according to a press release emailed to ALS News Today.