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

Physical Activity, Nutrition Recommended for Bone Health in Prader-Willi

Bone health problems such as osteoporosis and scoliosis are common among people with Prader-Willi syndrome, a new study indicates. Its researchers offered several recommendations for caring for bone health in people with Prader-Willi, such as optimizing calcium intake, getting enough physical exercise, and regular screenings for hormone imbalances. The…

Some Brain Regions Are Abnormally Small in People With PWS: Study

Certain regions of the brain are unusually small in people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a study reveals. “The present study provides objective evidence of volumetric alterations in the subcortical, limbic, and brainstem structures in individuals with PWS,” its researchers wrote. The study, “Differential volume reductions in…