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

CMTA awards more than $225K to develop CMT2E treatments

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) has given a $225,483 award to support the development of treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2E (CMT2E). The work is also being supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The project will be led by Mario Saporta, MD, PhD, clinical neurologist and researcher at…

Electrical Stimulation Lowers Protein Clumps, Aids Myelin: CMT1A Model

Electrical stimulation reduced toxic PMP22 protein clumping and promoted myelin-making activity in a cell model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A), a new study reports. “We expect that the findings … will play a significant role in the potential clinical translation of an electroceutical [electricity-based] treatment for CMT1A disease,”…

CMTES Could Measure Disease Progression in Clinical Trials: Study

A standardized tool called the Charcot–Marie–Tooth Examination Score (CMTES) help track disease progression in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) caused by mutations in the myelin protein zero (MPZ) gene, a study reports. It may also be useful for tracking the effectiveness of potential treatments in future clinical trials, researchers…

Real-world Study Highlights Impact of CMT1A Symptoms

Weakness in the extremities, fatigue, and difficulty walking are typically the symptoms that affect people with Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) the most, and many report substantial anxiety and/or depression, a study found. “These data demonstrate the high unmet medical need in CMT1A caused by the symptoms’ burden are…