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.
The investigational oral treatment Serlopitant may be able to reduce itching in people with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), results from a small Phase 2 clinical trial suggest. However, most results ... Read more
A novel gene editing technique was able to correct mutations in COL7A1 in cells taken from people with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), providing a proof of concept for using ... Read more
EB-101, a cell therapy candidate from Abeona Therapeutics, induced sustained wound healing lasting for three years or more in a large proportion of people with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), ... Read more
A specific class of T cells – called Th17 cells — may drive inflammation in patients with epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) generalized severe, and targeting these inflammatory pathways might ... Read more
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