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

Capricor Therapeutics Expands Exosome Technology for DMD

Capricor Therapeutics is expanding the development of exosome-based technologies that are being tested as a potential way to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Capricor’s lead candidate for DMD is CAP-1002, which is composed of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs). These are cardiac progenitor cells, meaning they are able to…

BIND Project Focuses on Brain Effects of Muscular Dystrophies

A new project called BIND — Brain Involvement  iN  Dystrophinopathies — seeks to better characterize how the brain is affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), and to find potential ways to treat neurological complications in people with those disorders. The European Union awarded…

Wave Life Sciences Discontinues Development of Suvodirsen for DMD

Following its failure to increase dystrophin levels of patients in an early-stage clinical trial, Wave Life Sciences has discontinued development of the investigational exon-skipping therapy suvodirsen for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Lack of dystrophin, an essential protein for healthy muscles, causes DMD. Patients…