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.
Challenging behavior such as hyperactivity and aggressiveness in children with fragile X syndrome have a negative impact on maternal mental health and on the relationship between mother and child, ... Read more
Many behaviors are shared by people with fragile X syndrome (FXS), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22qDS), and particularly common is high levels of anxiety, new ... Read more
Treatment for irritability, aggression, agitation and self-injury (IAAS) behaviors in people with fragile X syndrome most often includes antipsychotics, a new has study found. The research, “Pharmacologic Interventions for ... Read more
Pediatricians might not be aware of guidelines for genetic testing in children with global developmental delay (GDD), even though they often order such tests. This suggests the need for ... Read more
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