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.
Problems with one or more senses are common in people with Sanfilippo syndrome and other mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs), but there is very little research into how these impairments affect daily ... Read more
Seelos Therapeutics announced it has received a positive opinion on an orphan drug designation for SLS-005 (trehalose) — its investigational therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome — from the Committee for Orphan ... Read more
An ongoing clinical trial is investigating an approved anti-inflammatory compound anakinra, sold under the brand name Kineret, as a potential treatment for Sanfilippo syndrome. The Phase 2/3 pilot trial (NCT04018755) opened in May ... Read more
The accumulation of heparan sulfate in Sanfilippo syndrome type B can alter sulfur metabolism in the body, which seems to be sex- and organ-specific, a mouse study suggests. The ... Read more
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