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

Lower Quality of Life Found in Young Women With Hypermobility

Orthostatic intolerance — a condition characterized by symptoms like dizziness, elevated heart rate, or blurred vision upon moving to an upright position — was common, and had a significant impact, among young women and adolescent girls with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and generalized hypermobility spectrum disorder (G-HSD), according…

Genetic Testing Clues In on EDS Type for 3 Patients in China

A genetic testing technique called whole-exome sequencing (WES) revealed potentially disease-causing mutations in three people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) —  and provided evidence for the patients’ disease type — in a recent study. An accurate diagnosis of a patient’s EDS type is important for appropriate…