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.
Better understanding the mathematics behind how protein clumps form — and how therapies interfere with this process — may improve treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s, and other diseases, new research ... Read more
Having close relatives with Alzheimer’s disease is linked to poorer memory, a new study has found. The study, titled “Family history of Alzheimer’s disease alters cognition and is modified ... Read more
A diet low in carbohydrates may have cognitive benefits for older adults with mild cognitive impairment, a small study suggests. “Preliminary Report on the Feasibility and Efficacy of the ... Read more
A connection discovered between Alzheimer’s and the bacteria that cause gum disease suggests that improved oral hygiene may decrease the risk of developing the disorder, a study reports. The ... Read more
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