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

Benzodiazepines Treat Most Status Epilepticus Cases in 10 Children

Anticonvulsant therapies in the benzodiazepine class successfully suppressed nearly 62% of all episodes of status epilepticus in children with Dravet syndrome, a study reported, whereas second-line treatments were required in the remaining cases. As no identifiable clinical features could distinguish benzodiazepine (BZD) responders from non-responders, findings overall suggest that BZD…