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

Foralumab, CD3 Antibody, Shows Promise in Alzheimer’s Mouse Model

Intranasal, or into-the-nose, delivery of foralumab, an investigational antibody-based treatment being developed by Tiziana Life Sciences, restored the activity of microglial cells and improved cognition in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Formerly known as NI-0401, foralumab acts to lower inflammation by blocking the activity of CD3, a protein…

HT-ALZ Leads to Cognitive Improvements in Diseased Mice

Chronic treatment with HT-ALZ, Hoth Therapeutics‘ investigational oral therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, led to significant cognitive improvements in a mouse model of the neurodegenerative condition. The data were collected as part of Hoth’s ongoing sponsored research agreement with investigators at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, led by…

1st Patient Dosed With Bryostatin as Developer Seeks Best Regimen

The first patient has been dosed in an open-label dose optimization trial of bryostatin, an investigational treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. According to the therapy’s developer, Synaptogenix — previously called Neurotrope — the dose-finding trial will prepare the company to move forward with bryostatin’s next phase of clinical…

Blood Biomarker Test Designated a Breakthrough Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough device designation to Elecsys Amyloid Plasma Panel, Roche’s blood-based biomarker test designed to enable earlier Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses. Breakthrough device designation is granted to medical devices that provide a more effective way of treating or diagnosing a life-threatening…

Multiple Doses Of AlzeCure’s ACD856 Safe, Well Tolerated

Repeated dosing of ACD856, an investigational therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, was generally safe and well tolerated in healthy adult volunteers, according to data from a now-completed Phase 1 trial. AlzeCure Pharma is developing ACD856 as its lead therapeutic candidate in the company’s NeuroRestore platform, which contains investigational therapies for…

#AAN2022 – Allopregnanolone Found Safe, May Ease Brain Atrophy

The therapeutic candidate allopregnanolone is safe and well-tolerated in people with early Alzheimer’s disease, according to data from a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial that also investigated the medication’s maximum-tolerated dose. Moreover, MRI scans showed that allopregnanolone — dubbed ALLO by researchers — may protect against brain tissue loss…