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

Amylyx, Sunnybrook Partner to Find New ALS Therapeutics

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) to find new therapeutic candidates for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Under terms of the two-year sponsored research agreement, SRI will work to identify potential therapeutics that potently and specifically inhibit Bax and Bak, two proteins…

At-home Music Therapy Program May Help Bulbar-onset Patients

An at-home music therapy program aimed at improving speech, swallowing, and respiration in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was well-tolerated and feasible, according to a small pilot study. While the pilot study (NCT03604822) was not designed to test the program’s effectiveness, collected data suggest that the music…

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to TQS-168 for ALS Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to Tranquis Therapeutics‘ experimental therapy TQS-168 for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Orphan drug status is given to experimental therapies with promise for treating rare diseases — those affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S.