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

ProJenX Launches, Will Develop ALS Therapy Prosetin

A company called ProJenX has been launched and will focus on the clinical development of treatments for brain diseases, starting with prosetin, its lead candidate therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ProJenX was created in collaboration with Project ALS, researchers at Columbia University, and Medical Excellence Capital, which…

FDA, Amylyx Meeting to Review AMX0035 for Possible Approval

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee has scheduled a virtual meeting with Amylyx Pharmaceuticals to review its application for the approval of AMX0035 to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the company announced. The online meeting to discuss data supporting the approval request is set for March 30.

FDA Approves Phase 2 Trial of Psychedelic Ketamine in ALS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Phase 2 clinical trial of the psychedelic ketamine, PharmaTher’s experimental treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). FDA approval was requested through an investigational new drug application (IND) submitted by the study’s principal investigator, Richard Barohn, MD, a neurologist…