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 pulmonary hypertension (PH) patient has become the 1,000th recipient of a lung transplant at the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, the hospital recently announced. UW Medicine, the only ... Read more
Treatment with udenafil (brand name Zydena) can increase exercise capacity and is well-tolerated in people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), results from a Phase 2b clinical trial show. The ... Read more
A new meta-analysis assessing balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) and Adempas (riociguat) for treating inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) found both treatment strategies to be well-tolerated, and able to ... Read more
A new study in mice demonstrated that a lack of iron in muscle cells lining the circulatory system in the lungs — termed pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) ... Read more
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