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.
Participating in mindfulness-based group programs via online video conferencing is a feasible strategy for improving mental health in adults with cerebral palsy (CP), but more study is needed to determine ... Read more
Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) are more likely to be hospitalized on an emergency-care basis than planned care, mainly due to respiratory illness and feeding-tube problems, an Australian study suggests. ... Read more
Single-event multilevel surgery can improve walking ability in children with cerebral palsy, particularly when performed from the ages of 10 to 12, a new study shows. The study, “Follow-up of ... Read more
Nearly three-quarters of adults with cerebral palsy experience pain as a symptom, a meta-analysis suggests. “Pain in adults with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data,” ... Read more
Women with cerebral palsy (CP) experience difficulties as they age and barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare, a new study highlights, emphasizing the need to give these women platforms ... Read more
A combination of polyethylene glycol and Motilium (domperidone) can decrease chronic constipation in children with cerebral palsy more effectively than either treatment alone, a study suggests. The study, “Comparison of three ... Read more