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.
A new algorithm that examines neurological and oculomotor signs may make it much easier to diagnose certain “often overlooked” rare neurological conditions, including Gaucher disease type 3 (GD3), the research ... Read more
Stem cell therapy given via intravenous injection eased symptoms and prolonged survival in a mouse model of Gaucher disease with neuronal symptoms, a proof-of-concept study reports. The study, “Intravenous ... Read more
The case of a Gaucher disease patient who received a lung transplant to treat pulmonary hypertension calls into question assumptions about how Gaucher affects blood pressure in the lungs, ... Read more
Pentosan polysulfate (PPS), an approved medicine, may be a potential add-on treatment for Gaucher disease, helping reduce inflammation and bone alterations in cellular models of the condition, a study ... Read more
Lack of a functional protein called saposin C protein and different mutations affecting its coding gene can significantly affect the severity of Gaucher disease symptoms, a study in mice ... Read more
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