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

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

KIT2014 Increased CFTR Modulator Effects in Preclinical Study

KIT2014, an experimental treatment that Kither Biotech is developing to treat cystic fibrosis (CF) and other lung diseases, was able to reduce inflammation, relax the airways, and improve the functionality of CFTR modulators in preclinical models, a study shows. Kither is planning to launch a Phase 1/2a clinical…

Bacteria Boosts Anti-fungal Medicine’s Killing Power in CF Study

Co-infection with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can increase the potency of therapies that kill Candida albicans, an infectious fungus, according to a new study. The study, “Pseudomonas Synergizes with Fluconazole against Candida during Treatment of Polymicrobial Infection,” was published in Infection and Immunity. Pseduomonas and Candida are both microorganisms…

Flares, Poorer Lung Health Can Follow Becoming a Parent With CF

People with mild-to-moderate cystic fibrosis (CF) commonly experience a decline in lung function and an uptick in exacerbations shortly after becoming parents, a study reports. The use of CFTR modulator therapy can lessen the negative health impacts of newfound parenthood, findings also suggest. Its authors called for more research…