Lindsey Shapiro, PhD, science writer —

Lindsey earned her PhD in neuroscience from Emory University in Atlanta, where she studied novel therapeutic strategies for treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy. She was awarded a fellowship from the American Epilepsy Society in 2019 for this research. Lindsey also previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher, studying the role of inflammation in epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

Articles by Lindsey Shapiro

Brain Implant May Someday Help ALS Patients Communicate

Researchers have developed a brain-machine interface (BMI) that could someday facilitate communication for people who have lost their ability to speak, including those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). After being trained to recognize certain patterns of nerve cell activity, the BMI could accurately predict the words a person with…

NurOwn Continues to Show Benefit in Rapidly Advancing ALS

The investigational cell-based therapy NurOwn may slow disease progression in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who have less severe disease, according to analyses from a Phase 3 trial. Researchers’ analyses excluded patients with the lowest scores on the ALS Functional Rating Scale–Revised (ALSFRS-R) or in individual…

Phase 2 Trial Will Test Cortisol Modulator Dazucorilant in ALS

Dazucorilant, Corcept Therapeutics‘ investigational cortisol modulator for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial. The DAZALS Phase 2 study (NCT05407324) aims to determine dazucorilant’s safety and efficacy against a placebo in about 198 adults with ALS. It will be…

FDA Extends Tofersen Review Period to April 2023

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending by three months its review of tofersen, Biogen’s investigational treatment for forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the SOD1 gene. Earlier this summer, the FDA granted the application priority review, with a decision expected no…