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

Gene activity changes in fatty tissue linked to high blood pressure

Alterations in the activity of a signaling system called RAAS in fatty tissue could contribute to high blood pressure in people with Cushing’s syndrome, according to a recent report. Data showed gene activity associated with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) was altered in fatty tissue from Cushing’s patients relative to people without the…

People with Cushing’s show ‘paradoxical’ immune profile: Study

People with Cushing’s syndrome, including those with Cushing’s disease, exhibit immune system alterations that could contribute to some symptoms of the disease, a small study suggests. Analyses of immune cells from Cushing’s patients indicated signs of both systemic (whole body) inflammation as well as immunosuppression, which scientists believe might…

Cushing’s syndrome cause of osteoporosis in young woman

Cushing’s syndrome should be considered when osteoporosis, or weak bones, are found in young adults, scientists in China reported. They described treating a 26-year-old woman who came to their clinic with chronic back pain that X-rays identified as due to multiple bone fractures, and who exhibited a number of other…

Severe Infection and Electrolyte Imbalances May Signal Cushing’s

A severe muscle infection and electrolyte imbalances were among clinical signs leading to a Cushing’s syndrome diagnosis in an 82-year-old woman, according to a recent case report. The patient also showed other cardiovascular risk factors for Cushing’s that aided clinicians in their diagnosis. Infectious complications after a surgery caused the…