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.
The arginase 1 protein appears to protect from dryness symptoms associated with Sjögren’s syndrome, potentially by lowering gland inflammation and increasing fluid secretion, a new study in mice indicates. The ... Read more
The immune cells that produce self-targeting antibodies in cryoglobulinemia vasculitis (CV), a complication of Sjogren’s syndrome, are characterized by mutations that are known to drive lymphomas, a new study ... Read more
A new machine learning algorithm may help identify people with primary Sjögren’s syndrome who are at an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a type of blood cancer, findings ... Read more
Sjögren’s syndrome can be classified into four distinct groups based on symptoms, and these groupings may be suggestive of differences in underlying biology and even response to treatment, a ... Read more
The content of mesenchymal stem cells — cells that can make several cell types, including cartilage and bone — improved saliva and tear flow, increased tissue regeneration, and reduced ... Read more
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