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

#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…

CogniCann, Potential Cannabinoid Therapy, Being Prepared for Europe

Sciensus Rare, a Dutch healthcare group, was given rights to distribute CogniCann, MGC Pharmaceutical’s cannabinoid-based investigative treatment for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in Europe, should it be approved for commercial use or use in select early access programs. The agreement stipulates that Sciensus Rare will have four…