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

Review Highlights Sex-related Differences In Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is more common among males, but it tends to progress faster in females. This and other sex-based differences in the neurodegenerative disease were highlighted in a recent review, titled “Parkinson’s Disease in Women and Men: What’s the Difference?” and published in the…

Wearable Sensors Offer Way of Ably Monitoring Day-to-Day Movement in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Says

Electronically monitoring Parkinson’s symptoms as people go about their day is a feasible way of collecting clinically relevant data, a proof-of-concept study shows. Titled “Monitoring Parkinson’s disease symptoms during daily life: a feasibility study,” the study was published in the journal npj Parkinson’s Disease.  Currently, most healthcare…

$2.8M NIH Grant Targets Proteins Involved in Brain Disorders

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, of the National Institute of Health (NIH), has awarded a large grant to researchers who are seeking to understand the molecular structure of toxic proteins that drive brain disorders. Irregular clumps of certain proteins are thought to be the…

Phase 3 Trial to Test Continuous Pump Delivery of Levodopa in Treating Motor Fluctuations

A new Phase 3 clinical trial, called the “BouNDless study,” will soon compare continuous administration of ND0612 to oral immediate-release carbidopa/levodopa (CD/LD) in people with Parkinson’s disease who are experiencing motor fluctuations, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America (MTPA) announced. Both of the above-mentioned treatments work by increasing the level of…

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