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

Phase 2 extension trial shows sustained benefits of Anavex 2-73

Long-term treatment with Anavex 2-73 (blarcamesine) provided sustained reductions in disease severity and progression for adult Rett syndrome patients, according to findings from the open-label extension (OLE) part of a Phase 2 trial. The reductions were significantly greater in patients who were initially assigned to Anavex 2-73 in…

Caregivers share impact of Rett symptoms in survey

For caregivers of people with Rett syndrome, symptoms related to communication, mobility, and functional hand movements are the most important targets of treatment, according to a recent survey. When asked about all the symptoms included on the Rett Syndrome Behavior Questionnaire (RSBQ) — a standard way of evaluating Rett…

Memory Recall in Rett Mice Improved By Activating Brain Cells

Scientists were able to improve memory recall in Rett syndrome mice by activating a set of inhibitory brain cells called somatostatin-expressing interneurons (SOM), in part by using a miniature microscope that allowed them to monitor the animals’ neurons. Deficiencies in the SOM nerve cells contributed to impairments in long-term…