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

Support groups, clear advice needed by parents living with CF

As more adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) choose to become parents, they face unique challenges in balancing the responsibilities of caring for their children and managing their disease, a study highlights. Researchers outlined several areas where care teams could be of help, such as working with prospective parents to…

3D MRI of lungs seen to help measure Trikafta response in study

A three-dimensional MRI scan of the lungs can be used to monitor responses by cystic fibrosis (CF) patients to the approved CF medication Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor), a new study reports. Indeed, the new 3D technology was found to work better than traditional two-dimensional MRI scans in assessing the effects of Trikafta…

Porosome now seeking US patent to cover new treatment for CF

Porosome Therapeutics is seeking a U.S. patent that would cover its “radically new and distinctive” technology platform for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and other health conditions, the company said in a press release. Its platform works by targeting a cellular structure called the porosome. The global…

New guidelines outline best tests of exercise ability in CF

An international team of scientists has published new guidelines for how best to perform exercise testing in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). “Guidance and standard operating procedures for functional exercise testing in cystic fibrosis” was published in European Respiratory Review. “Our goal is that all people…

BX004 on fast track to treat P. aeruginosa infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track designation to BX004, a virus-based therapy that BiomX is developing to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The FDA gives this designation to therapies that are designed to address unmet medical…