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

Early Data Support Ability of MicroRNA Mimic, MRG-229, to Treat IPF

New preclinical data support MRG-229, an investigative next-generation treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), as safe and effective, miRagen reported. “We believe this body of evidence supports further development of MRG-229 as a potentially differentiated approach for the treatment of IPF,” William S. Marshall, PhD, the company’s president and CEO, said in…

Iron Buildup in Lungs Can Drive Fibrosis, Study Finds

Abnormal buildup of iron in the lungs can cause lung fibrosis (scarring), and targeting this accumulation could be a therapeutic strategy for people with pulmonary fibrosis, a new study suggests. The study, “Critical role for iron accumulation in the pathogenesis of fibrotic lung disease,” was published in …