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

ALS Association Funds Study of Foralumab Nasal Spray

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have received a grant from the ALS Association to study foralumab nasal spray as a potential treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Lawrence & Isabel Barnett Drug Development Program grant was awarded to the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic…

Amylyx Donates CENTAUR Trial Data to PRO-ACT Database for ALS

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals has donated data from the CENTAUR Phase 2 trial to the PRO-ACT database — the largest collection ever compiled of de-identified amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient records from clinical trials. CENTAUR (NCT03127514) evaluated the safety and efficacy of Amylyx’s investigational treatment AMX0035 against a placebo…

Engensis Gene Therapy Found Safe in Small Phase 2a Trial

Repeated muscle injections with Engensis (VM202), Helixmith’s investigational non-viral gene therapy, were generally safe and well-tolerated in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to top-line data from a Phase 2a clinical trial. While the sample size was too small to determine the therapy’s efficacy, muscle biopsies were…

Initiative Makes Stem Cell Lines Available for Research Worldwide

A number of stem cell lines developed to better understand how certain genetic factors might contribute to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases is now available to scientists worldwide. The cell lines were engineered by researchers at the National Institutes of Health Center for Alzheimer’s and Related…

Radicava Seen in Real-world Study to Prolong Survival With ALS

Real-world use of Radicava (edaravone) significantly prolongs survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients, with people in the U.S. on the therapy living about six months longer than those not on this treatment, an analysis of Radicava’s use in clinical settings reported. The estimated probability of survival was greater…