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

Nexviazyme outperforms Lumizyme in COMET trial

More late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) patients treated with Nexviazyme (avalglucosidase alfa) achieved clinically meaningful improvements in patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures related to symptoms, daily life impacts, and life quality than those treated with Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa). That is according to new analyses from the COMET Phase 3 clinical…

FDA clears Pombiliti plus Opfolda to treat adults with LOPD

Pombiliti (cipaglucosidase alfa) plus Opfolda (miglustat), a combination therapy formerly known as AT-GAA, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) who are not improving on their current enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). Its developer, Amicus…

ERT prolongs survival in classic IOPD, study finds

Among children with classic infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD), enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) was associated with prolonged survival, but mortality rates remained high, according to a recent French study. In general, while mortality rates were high in the first three years of life, patients then stabilized on ERT for…

Study examines gene activity changes in LOPD

Late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) patients exhibit significant gene activity changes in their skeletal muscles compared with healthy people, some of which were normalized after six months of Nexviazyme (avalglucosidase alfa) treatment, a study found. Pathways involved in lysosome function, energy metabolism, and inflammation appeared to be most altered,…

Medicine May Open ATA845 Trials to People With AAV Antibodies

Astellas Gene Therapies has obtained the rights to develop medication that could help reduce preexisting immune responses against the viral carrier used in ATA845, its investigational gene therapy for adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD). Called IdeXork, or Xork, the investigational medication was developed by Selecta Biosciences,…