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

HAE Patients in US Favored Oral Prophylactic in 2018 Survey

People with hereditary angioedema (HAE) would prefer an oral medication that could prevent their attacks, even when satisfied with their current treatment, a survey of patients in the U.S. reports. The study, “Hereditary angioedema patients would prefer newer-generation oral prophylaxis,” was published in the Journal…

Orladeyo Approved in Japan to Prevent Swelling Attacks Due to HAE

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved oral Orladeyo (berotralstat), at a daily dose of 150 mg, to prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in individuals ages 12 and up. According to the therapy’s developer, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Orladeyo is the first prophylactic, or preventive, HAE medication approved…

3 Methods for Measuring C1-INH Activity Give Comparable Results

Assessing C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) activity for the diagnosis and monitoring of hereditary angioedema (HAE) can be done through three distinct validated methods with similar accuracy, a new study found. The study, “Parallel comparison of three methodologies for measuring functional C1-inhibitor in Hereditary angioedema patients,” was published in …