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

Partnership to Advance in Testing OATD-01, Potential IPF Therapy

Galapagos and OncoArendi Therapeutics have entered into an exclusive agreement for the global development and commercialization of OncoArendi’s OATD-01, an investigational treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other fibrotic diseases. Lung diseases like IPF are characterized by increased activity of enzymes called…

PFF Sharing Patient Stories, Photos to Mark PF Awareness Month

In recognition of September being Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is working to raise awareness about the realities of this disease and how it affects people’s lives. The PFF is also conducting a social media campaign, “30 Facts in 30 Days,” to educate the public…

IPF Mortality Rates Decreasing in US, New Study Concludes

In the U.S., idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) mortality rates decreased from 2004 to 2017, a new study shows. The data suggests the decline might be partly explained by a decline in smoking, but further research is needed to better understand the factors contributing to this trend. The study, “Mortality Trends…

AbbVie Takes Charge of Potential IPF Therapies From Morphic Therapeutic

AbbVie will assume development of Morphic Therapeutic‘s alpha v beta 6 (αvβ6) integrin inhibitors as potential treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other fibrotic diseases, exercising a licensing option under an earlier research partnership between the companies. Integrins control a wide variety of cellular processes, including…

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