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.
Niacin, vitamin B3, can help to normalize muscle metabolism in people with mitochondrial myopathy, a study based on a small pilot trial in patients suggests. Titled, “Niacin Cures Systemic NAD+ ... Read more
Elamipretide (MTP-131) improves physical fitness in people with Barth syndrome, as compared to the natural course of the disease, according to a new comparison using data from the Phase 2/3 ... Read more
Alexion has entered into an agreement with Stealth BioTherapeutics to help — depending on the results of a Phase 3 clinical trial — co-develop elamipretide, an investigational therapeutic for several mitochondrial ... Read more
Zogenix has acquired Modis Therapeutics and, in doing so, added to its portfolio MT1621, a potential treatment for a mitochondrial disease called TK2 deficiency. TK2 (thymidine kinase 2) is a ... Read more