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

Trikafta Costs to be Subsidized for Eligible Australians

Beginning April 1 the Australian government will subsidize the cost of Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor) for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) under the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), dramatically reducing out-of-pocket expenses for eligible Australians. The subsidy was made possible by a reimbursement agreement reached between Trikafta’s developer, Vertex…

Emily’s Entourage Grant Targets Nonsense Mutations

The nonprofit Emily’s Entourage has awarded $440,000 in funding to support two projects aimed at advancing cystic fibrosis (CF) research. “These grants reflect Emily’s Entourage’s unwavering commitment to advance lifesaving research to fill critical unmet needs and expeditiously pursue promising therapeutic opportunities for the CF community, especially those that…

Canadian Report Shows Promising Trends in CF Health

Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 2020 annual data report from the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Registry has been released, and it shows several improvements in the health of people with cystic fibrosis (CF), and a limited impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health outcomes. “The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Registry has…

Canadian Researchers to Study New Cell Types in CF

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded CA$810,000 (about $637,000) over five years to researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to support their research exploring the role of two cell types in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). A better understanding…

Self-screening Tool Developed for Nonwhite CF Populations

A new tool has been developed to help people self-screen for symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF), which may be particularly helpful for identifying the disease in nonwhites — namely in Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), populations that are particularly vulnerable to delayed or incorrect diagnoses. Called the…