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.
Use of chemical disinfectants might increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in nurses, a study suggests. The study, “Association of Occupational Exposure to Disinfectants With Incidence ... Read more
The criteria used to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be expanded beyond measurements of lung function, a new study suggests. The study, “COPDGene 2019: Redefining the Diagnosis ... Read more
Shirts with smart technology could be used in place of traditional laboratory equipment to measure lung function, and prove to be particularly useful in respiratory conditions such as asthma, ... Read more
Michael J. Holtzman, MD, has received close to $7.5 million in total funding for research aimed at developing stem cell-based treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and ... Read more
Medical device company Adherium and informatics company Summatix are teaming up to help clinicians provide the best possible care for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... Read more
Having good heart and lung fitness in middle age reduces a person’s risk of developing, or dying, from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study shows. The results ... Read more
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