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

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…

Trikafta may help ease type of lung inflammation common to asthma

Treatment with Trikafta (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) may help to ease a particular type of lung inflammation found in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), called a type 2 inflammatory response, that’s often associated with asthma and allergies. As asthma is reported to affect 30.8% of CF patients, a research team wondered…

Impact Grants seek to support CF community connection

New grants awarded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will help fund 10 programs that support people impacted by cystic fibrosis (CF). The awards are being given through the foundation’s eighth annual Impact Grants, which provide as much as $10,000 for up to two years to people and nonprofit…

Trikafta can treat CF in patients with N1303K mutation, study finds

Treatment with Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor) can improve lung function and nutritional status for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) caused by the N1303K mutation, a small real-world study reports. The N1303K mutation is not among the 178 disease-causing mutations in the CFTR gene considered to be responsive to Trikafta and…