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

AAN 2024: Motor function in rats restored with 3D cell therapy

TreeFrog Therapeutics’ investigational cell therapy restored motor function in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent presentation. The therapy, designed to replace the dopamine-producing nerve cells lost in Parkinson’s, involves transplanting a three-dimensional “microtissue” that contains the cells directly into the brain. Kevin Alessandri, PhD,…

AI uses gene activity patterns to ID Parkinson’s disease pathways

An artificial intelligence (AI)-based software called NetraAI was able to separate subgroups of Parkinson’s disease patients based on their gene activity patterns, helping to better understand the complex pathways that contribute to the neurodegenerative disease. Through the analysis, scientists identified immune signaling as an important disease-related process. The function…