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

Despite Treatment, Burden of COPD High Among Patients in US

Despite treatment, a large number of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the U.S. continue to experience a high symptom burden and frequent exacerbations, or episodes of sudden disease worsening, a study reported. Findings highlight the need to better understand the real-world effectiveness of COPD management strategies…

PEP Buddy Device Available Soon for Preventing Shortness of Breath

Researchers have developed a device to prevent shortness of breath in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung conditions. When breathing through the hands-free device, called PEP Buddy, the user’s exhales are prolonged, resulting in slower breathing rates and preventing breathlessness. “There are many…

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to COPD Flare-ups in US Study

Poor sleep significantly increased the risk of disease flare-ups in current or former smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study found. “Sleep has not been extensively studied as a modifier of COPD outcomes,” Marishka Brown, PhD, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) National…

Immune-suppressing Cells Boost JadiCells’ Therapeutic Effects in Mice

Treatment with immune-suppressing myeloid-derived suppressor cells alongside JadiCell — an investigational stem cell therapy from Therapeutic Solutions International (TSOI) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — led to more significant reductions in lung damage in mice compared with either treatment alone. Using them together also enhanced pulmonary regeneration…

TSOI Seeks FDA OK to Launch Phase 1 Trial of JadiCell

Therapeutic Solutions International (TSOI) is seeking permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a Phase 1 study of JadiCell, its investigational stem cell therapy, in 10 people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The request — submitted in the form of an investigational…