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

HCP Is Hidden Cause of Psychiatric Changes in Man, 66: Case Report

Undiagnosed hereditary coproporphyria (HCP) was the cause of psychiatric symptoms, including aggressive behaviors, delusions, and visual hallucinations, in a 66-year-old-man initially misdiagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, according to a recent case report. “Nonspecific symptoms of acute porphyria can mimic many other diseases and lead to delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis,” the…

New UROS Mutation Found as Cause of CEP in Elderly Woman

A new mutation in the UROS gene, combined with another previously reported mutation, was identified as the cause of congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP) in an elderly Japanese woman, according to a recent case report. Researchers found the new mutation with genetic testing, following a porphyrin test that showed elevated levels in…