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.
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
Artificial intelligence may complement — or even replace — manual search for researchers performing literature reviews, a new study suggests. The study, which used primary Sjögren’s syndrome as an example, ... Read more
Psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, and sleep problems are more commonly diagnosed in people with primary Sjögren’s syndrome than in the general population or in those with another rheumatic ... Read more
People with primary Sjögren’s syndrome have a distinct protein composition in their tears and saliva when compared to samples from healthy individuals or those with sicca symptoms, whose dryness ... Read more
Higher levels of some inflammatory signaling molecules are associated with less fatigue in people with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, challenging prior thoughts that inflammatory molecules directly mediate fatigue in chronic ... Read more
Those with Sjögren’s syndrome appear to be at higher risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), a condition where, after undergoing tooth extraction, a person’s jawbone is cut off from ... Read more
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