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

Early stress pathway activation combats cell death in FUS-ALS

Early activation of certain cellular stress response pathways may help prevent the death of motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with FUS mutations, according to a recent study. In particular, heat shock response (HSR) pathways and the integrated stress response (ISR) were increased in patient-derived motor neurons…

Exploratory Phase 2 clinical trial of EPI-589 for ALS is ongoing

A small Phase 2 clinical trial is evaluating the safety and tolerability of investigational treatment candidate EPI-589 in adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The EPIC-ALS trial (jRCT2061210031), being conducted in Japan, will also assess exploratory effectiveness outcomes after six months of treatment. Data collection began in September…

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…