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 thorough eye examination can help to diagnose Alport syndrome even in the absence of obvious kidney symptoms, a case report suggests. “Alport syndrome with bilateral simultaneous anterior and ... Read more
An angiotensin receptor blocker approved to treat high blood pressure, called Benicar (olmesartan), may ease kidney scarring in Alport syndrome by altering levels of the signaling molecule transforming growth ... Read more
A microRNA — a small RNA molecule that helps regulate how other genes are expressed — is present at high levels in the kidneys of people with Alport syndrome. ... Read more
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