Marisa holds an MS in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. She specializes in cancer biology, immunology, and genetics. Marisa began working with BioNews in 2018, and has written about science and health for SelfHacked and the Genetics Society of America. She also writes/composes musicals and coaches the University of Pittsburgh fencing club.
Poorer motor control associates with greater cognitive difficulties in people with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a study from Belgium suggests. Its researchers also indicate that a recently validated cognitive test, although ... Read more
To mark Friedreich’s Ataxia Awareness Month, the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is hosting a Research Flash Talk series covering ongoing studies of gene and protein function, as well ... Read more
To minimize risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reata Pharmaceuticals is implementing at-home visits to deliver omaveloxolone to Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) patients and to assess the treatment’s safety in an extension ... Read more
The first therapy development program for neurological disorders launched by Exicure will focus on Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), the company announced. Its FA program will be developed in collaboration with the Friedreich’s Ataxia ... Read more
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