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

Certain immune system proteins found to drive FVIII inhibitors

Researchers have identified immune system proteins that might drive the development of inhibitors, or neutralizing antibodies, against factor VIII (FVIII) replacement therapies in people with hemophilia A. These proteins, called complement proteins, appear to work collaboratively with danger signals that alert the body to critical situations in order to…

Heart Risk Higher in Less Active Adult Hemophilia Patients: Study

Adults with moderate-to-severe hemophilia engage in less physical activity and have reduced physical fitness relative to healthy adults, according to a recent study. Data also indicated these patients had more indicators of abdominal fat accumulation and more often had high blood pressure than healthy people, which could overall reflect…