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

Clinical Trial Will Test Fluasterone in Cushing’s Syndrome

SteroTherapeutics and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are teaming up to conduct a Phase 2 clinical trial to determine the safety, efficacy, and dosage regimen for fluasterone as a potential treatment for the metabolic manifestations of Cushing’s syndrome. “This…

Study Provides Further Evidence of Cognitive, Emotional Difficulties in Cushing’s Syndrome

People with Cushing’s syndrome commonly experience cognitive and emotional problems, a new study indicates. The study, “Neuropsychological and Emotional Functioning in Patients with Cushing’s Syndrome,” was published in Behavioural Neurology. Cushing’s syndrome is characterized by abnormally high levels of the hormone cortisol. (Cushing’s disease…