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

Common Autism Symptoms in PWS Linked to Impaired Social Functioning

Impaired social responsiveness, an indicator of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is prevalent among adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), and is associated with worse social functioning, according to a recent study. “Our results suggest that evaluating difficulties in social skills is fundamental for the global assessment of functionality,” the researchers…

Running for Research Supports Trial of DCCR in Early-phase PWS

Soleno Therapeutics has announced that its diazoxide choline controlled release (DCCR) tablets will be evaluated in a clinical trial for people with early-phase Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), which will be funded by Running for Research – Prader-Willi Syndrome, an ongoing fundraiser to benefit PWS research operated by the University…