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

Pulmonary exacerbations worse after unplanned pregnancy

Among women with cystic fibrosis (CF) who experienced a pregnancy, those that were unplanned were associated with an increased frequency of pulmonary exacerbations after giving birth, according to a recent study. Regardless of whether the pregnancy was planned or unplanned, women experienced declines in lung function after delivery compared…

Trikafta Boosts Glucose Tolerance in CF Adults in Small Study

At least three months of using the triple combination therapy Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor) significantly increased glucose tolerance — reflecting better control of blood sugar levels — in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF), a small study found. Production of insulin, the hormone that helps clear glucose from the bloodstream, wasn’t…