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 Explores Sexual, Reproductive Lives of Women With CF

Women with cystic fibrosis (CF) have different experiences with sexual and reproductive health than their peers without the disease, necessitating special considerations in their care, a new study shows. The study, “Sexual and reproductive health experiences and care of adult women with cystic fibrosis,” was published in the…

Gene Editing Corrects CF Mutation in Multiple Organs All at Once

A novel gene-editing treatment platform corrected the mutation that causes cystic fibrosis (CF) in multiple tissues throughout the bodies of mice, according to results of a first-of-its-kind study. “This is the first study looking at treating multiple organs affected by CF with a single gene editing treatment administered intravenously,” Alexandra…

Vitamin C Boosts Activity of Vitamin E in CF

Vitamin C supplements can increase how long vitamin E stays active in the body in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), a small study suggests. “It would seem to be clinically prudent for CF clinicians and nutritionists to recognize the importance of dietary and supplemental vitamin C levels and their…

Vaccines Could Prevent Common CVB Infections in CF: Study

Getting vaccinated against Coxsackie B viruses (CVB) may help prevent people with cystic fibrosis (CF) from getting ill, according to a new study of CF mouse models. “This study shows that CVB infections are common in the CF population and we provide preclinical evidence that CVB infections are preventable…

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