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

Protein With ‘Switch’ Sensitive to Clumping May Aid in Treating Disease

A chaperone protein called DnaJB8 has an internal molecular “switch” that likely regulates how cells dispose of protein aggregates, like those that cause Huntington’s disease. These findings were detailed in the study “Regulatory inter-domain interactions influence Hsp70 recruitment to the DnaJB8 chaperone,” published in Nature Communications. Huntington’s is…

Consortium Will Promote Stem Cell Therapies

A new international consortium, Stem Cells for Huntington’s Disease (SC4HD), has been formed to help facilitate the development of stem cell-based therapies to treat the disorder. The consortium was presented in the Journal of Huntington’s Disease, in the paper, “Stem Cells for Huntington’s Disease (SC4HD): An International…

Adequate Care Lacking for Many With Huntington’s in India, Study Finds

Among people with Huntington’s disease living in India, psychiatric problems are common but routine clinical follow-up is lacking, a study suggests, emphasizing the need for better symptomatic care. The study, “Psychiatric morbidity and poor follow-up underlie suboptimal functional and survival outcomes in Huntington’s disease,” was published in …