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.
Analyzing tiny RNA molecules in the blood could help to diagnose endometriosis early and without the need for surgery, a new study suggests. The study, “Accurate Diagnosis of Endometriosis Using ... Read more
Endometriosis and two similar conditions — leiomyomas and adenomyosis — tend to be found in people with endometrial cancer, suggesting a need to better understand how the three affect cancer risk ... Read more
Blocking the movement of cells from the bone marrow by inhibiting the CXCL12/CXCR4/CXCR7 signaling axis is a potential strategy for treating endometriosis, a recent study done in mice suggests. ... Read more
Exposure to certain pesticides — insecticides called chlorpyrifos and diazinon — might increase the risk of developing endometriosis, a very preliminary study suggests. The study, titled “Association of urinary ... Read more
Endometriosis does not seem to significantly affect ovarian cancer prognosis and survival in patients of reproductive age, a small study suggests. However, more research is needed to identify factors ... Read more
A family history of endometriosis and missing school due to menstrual cramps are predictive factors of endometriosis, a recent study suggests. According to the researchers, a newly developed prediction ... Read more
Injections with anti-inflammatory and anesthetic agents to trigger points in the muscles of the pelvic floor may help to ease pain and improve pelvic function in people with endometriosis, ... Read more