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

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.

Progranulin Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Preclinical Studies

ALPHA-0602, an investigational gene therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), can successfully increase progranulin levels and reduce the toxicity of TDP-43 protein aggregates in cell cultures and mouse models, Alpha Cognition, the therapy’s developer, announced. “These new insights from our preclinical research further support the development of ALPHA-0602…