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

Sudden clearing of ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy seen in UK

ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM), noting damage to the heart, is usually considered to be an irreversible condition. But in a first known reporting, the disease spontaneously resolved for three men in the U.K. Accompanying ATTR-CM’s resolution was the presence in the bloodstream of antibodies targeted against the insoluble transthyretin…

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…