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.
Playing virtual reality games as part of a physical and occupational therapy program can increase motor performance among children with cerebral palsy (CP), a new study suggests. The study, ... Read more
After an intensive treatment period, changes in motor capacity in children with cerebral palsy, as observed in a standardized environment, do not correlate well with actual motor performance in ... Read more
Women with cerebral palsy (CP) are more likely to experience pregnancy complications, including preterm birth and the need for cesarean section, a new study suggests. The study, “Pregnancy outcome ... Read more
Participating in adapted hip-hop dancing can improve the quality of life and social engagement in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP), a small study suggests. Titled “Influence of ... Read more
Differing degrees of physical impairment translate into different levels of game performance for athletes with cerebral palsy (CP) who play soccer, a new study shows. The study, “Activity limitation ... Read more
Baclofen, commonly prescribed for treating spasticity in adults with cerebral palsy (CP), is often given to children — but its use in this population is off-label and responses are varied. ... Read more