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.
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
Women who undergo surgical treatment for entrometriosis may be at greater risk of certain pregnancy complications, particularly abnormal placenta placement, a recent study suggests. However, this risk may be ... Read more
Cells originally from the bone marrow migrate to the uterus and play an important role in pregnancy, a new study in mice suggests. Titled “Adult bone marrow progenitors become ... Read more