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

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…

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.