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

Tardigrade proteins may aid stability, duration of treatments

Proteins from tardigrades — microscopic animals known for their ability to survive in extreme conditions — could be used to stabilize replacement therapies for hemophilia A, allowing treatments to be stored for longer periods of time without refrigeration, a proof-of-concept study shows. “Our work provides a proof of principle…

Efanesoctocog Alfa Reduces Bleeding, Pain in Phase 3 Study

Most people with severe hemophilia A who were given once-weekly treatment with efanesoctocog alfa in the Phase 3 XTEND-1 trial were bleed-free over a year on treatment. The therapy also improved joint and overall physical health and eased pain intensity in the participants compared with previous treatments. Results…