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

Biogen discontinues Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm to focus on Leqembi

Biogen is discontinuing development and commercialization of its controversial Alzheimer’s disease treatment Aduhelm (aducanumab) — a move that’s “not related to any safety or efficacy concerns,” the company said in a press release. Instead, according to Christopher Viehbacher, president and CEO of Biogen, the company is…

Cell therapy Lomecel-B shows promising effects in Phase 2a trial

The cell therapy candidate Lomecel-B significantly improved cognitive function and reduced brain volume loss relative to a placebo in a Phase 2a clinical trial of people with mild Alzheimer’s disease, according to new data announced by the treatment’s developer Longeveron. “We believe these new data may provide evidence…

Genetic activity analyses show possible therapeutic targets

A research team led by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has completed the most sweeping analysis yet of how genetic activity in brain cells is dysregulated in Alzheimer’s disease. “What we set out to do was blend together our computational and our biological expertise and take…