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

Researchers Target MRI as Diagnostic Biomarker

A research team in Canada is embarking on a project that will apply MRI to identify new biomarkers for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease and monitoring its progression over time. The potential findings may speed Parkinson’s diagnoses and help patients receive treatment sooner. Identifying easily recognizable MRI signatures of Parkinson’s could…

Way of Supporting Lysosomes Seen to Protect Nerve Cells in Early Study

Injecting acidic nanoparticles into mice in a model of Parkinson’s disease protected against nerve cell loss and restored the ability of lysosomes, cell compartments responsible for breaking down excess or damaged proteins, to work as they should, a research team reported. “Our results support lysosomal re-acidification as a disease-modifying strategy for…

Virtual Reality and Motor Imagery With PT Ease Motor Symptoms

Combining a 12-week program of virtual reality (VR) training and motor imagery exercises with standard physical therapy (PT) significantly lessened motor symptoms — including tremors, slow movements (bradykinesia), and postural instability — among people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study. “To the best of our knowledge, this…

$6.1M Investment in AI Platform Targets New Treatments

OccamzRazor has received $6.1 million in investments to support its artificial intelligence (AI)- based platform aimed at accelerating the identification of new therapeutic targets for Parkinson’s disease. With the technology, which uses AI to analyze data from many published sources, novel treatment targets can be identified and…

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