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

Sirnaomics Testing STP144G Therapy With Eye Toward Human Trials Next Year

Sirnaomics has launched preclinical testing of a first candidate therapy developed with its GalAhead platform for complement-mediated diseases, including atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The therapy, STP144G, is one of four experimental treatments developed with the proprietary Sirnaomics platform. Data from these early studies are expected to eventually…

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Case Stresses Importance of Monitoring for Post-transplant Infections

Because viral infections can worsen atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), researchers recommend testing patients for infections that are common following an organ transplant. They describe the case of patient, whose aHUS symptoms recurred after undergoing a kidney transplant, in their report, “Concurrent cytomegalovirus enteritis and atypical…

aHUS Triggered by Pregnancy Similar to Other Forms, Triggers

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) that is triggered by pregnancy is similar to aHUS caused by other triggers, and responds similarly to treatment, a new study suggests. The study, “Pregnancy-triggered atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS): a Global aHUS Registry analysis,” was published in the Journal…