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

Long-term sargramostim led to motor gains for 5 patients

Long-term treatment with sargramostim, an immune-modulating medication from Partner Therapeutics, was safe and improved motor function for five men with Parkinson’s disease, according to data from a small open-label Phase 1 clinical trial. Evidence suggested the therapy exerted its benefits by boosting the function of anti-inflammatory…

Rat study targets levodopa-induced dyskinesia

An experimental molecule called ONO-2506 was found to reduce the occurrence of abnormal movements — dyskinesia — resulting from early levodopa treatment without compromising levodopa’s therapeutic effects in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease. The mechanisms by which ONO-2506 was able to ease levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) appeared…

PTSD linked to increased risk of Parkinson’s in meta-analysis

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were found to be at a higher risk of Parkinson’s disease or related neurodegenerative conditions, a small meta-analysis suggests. “The small number of studies to date provide preliminary evidence of an association between mid- to late-life onset PTSD and subsequent development of [Parkinson’s]…