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

Breathing changes during sleep noted in children with DM1

Nearly half of the 24 children with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) in a French study showed signs of poorer nighttime respiration, reflected by rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. These increases in CO2 did not significantly associate with the presence of sleep apnea — when breathing repeatedly starts and…

Genetics, Motor Milestones May Help Distinguish DMD From BMD

Analyzing the type of mutation in the DMD gene combined with assessing motor milestones may help better distinguish Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) from Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) early in life, a study found. Combining both approaches had better predictive power than using either alone, and could mean that children will…