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

Onpattro eases symptom reemergence in brothers: Study

Onpattro (patisiran), a liver-directed gene-silencing therapy, successfully slowed progression of symptoms that emerged in two brothers with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (hATTR) decades after their disease was stabilized by liver transplants, a study showed. In the reemergence of disease symptoms, the brothers showed also brain and eye problems that were…

Less Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Can Be Effective in Short Term

A surgical procedure called suture trabeculotomy (SLOT) ab interno successfully treated glaucoma in nearly half of the eyes of familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) patients treated in a Japanese study, although its effectiveness declined over several years. Eight patients required additional surgery to help treat their glaucoma, a condition marked by…