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

Study Details Clinical Course of Anti-MuSK-positive MG

Many people with myasthenia gravis (MG) caused by antibodies against MuSK initially present with eye-related symptoms, which soon affect other parts of the body, according to a new study. “The present study provides a better understanding of MuSK-MG disease and its clinical course,” its researchers wrote. The study, “…

Soliris Outperforms Rituximab at Controlling MG Symptoms: Study

Soliris (eculizumab) is better than rituximab at controlling myasthenia gravis (MG) symptoms over a two-year period, according to a new analysis. Results were detailed in the study, “Eculizumab versus rituximab in generalised myasthenia gravis,” published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Soliris…

Model of Neuromuscular Junction May Help Evaluate MG Treatments

Scientists described a new cellular model of the neuromuscular junction that could be useful for diagnosing myasthenia gravis (MG) or developing new treatments for the condition. “New approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases are sorely needed, as decades of research have resulted in limited therapeutic advances. We hope…

Top 10 Myasthenia Gravis Stories of 2021

Throughout 2021, Myasthenia Gravis News has brought you coverage on the latest scientific advancements and clinical trials related to myasthenia gravis (MG). We look forward to continuing to be a resource to the MG community across 2022. Here are the top 10 most-read MG news stories of 2021, along with a…

Case Report Highlights Rare Form of MG Affecting Newborns

Infants born to women with myasthenia gravis (MG) may develop a rare condition called transient neonatal myasthenia gravis (TNMG), which needs to be properly recognized in order to be appropriately managed, a new report highlights. “A neonate [newborn] born to a mother with MG is at risk for…