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.
Catabasis Pharmaceuticals announced new preclinical data showing that, in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the small molecule edasalonexent preserved bone health, whereas the corticosteroid prednisolone caused bone ... Read more
Biotechnology company Vertex has acquired Exonics Therapeutics, which focuses on using gene-editing technologies to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) — a move that is being hailed as a positive ... Read more
People with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) are “very enthusiastic” about participating in clinical trials and studies, according to researchers, who report that foot and leg, and shoulder and arm ... Read more
Very young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have measurable differences in motor skills, which could have implications for the early detection of DMD and for evaluating how treatments ... Read more
RG6206 (BMS-986089), a blocker of muscle growth-inhibitor myostatin, is safe to use in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), results from a Phase 1b/2 trial show. A Phase 2/3 ... Read more
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