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

CFTR modulators improve pancreatic function, study finds

CFTR modulator therapy was associated with increases in fecal levels of the pancreatic elastase-1 enzyme (FE-1), reflecting improved pancreatic function, among young cystic fibrosis (CF) patients in a recent study. A small subset of patients achieved FE-1 levels high enough that they were no longer considered to have…

3 Vertex researchers win $3M prize for CFTR modulator discoveries

Researchers from Vertex Pharmaceuticals have been awarded the 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for their work developing CFTR modulator therapies for people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Breakthrough Awards, known as the “Oscars of Science,” are granted to scientists who have made important discoveries in life sciences, fundamental…

Phage therapy shows promise for antibiotic-resistant infections

Bacteriophage therapy could be a promising approach for treating antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a small review study. Scientists believe the review, involving three CF patients and two animal models, support moving forward with clinical trials for bacteriophage…

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