New Research in Neurology

Listen to neurologists speak about new studies, technologies, medicines, and other emerging topics in the field of neurology.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 8:37
Neurology Now 
Dr. Thomas W. Frazier of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Center for Autism and Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health speaks about the implications of the proposed definition change for autism criteria in the DSM-5. He discusses why he thinks the change is justified and how to make the criteria more inclusive for all individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Creator: Jamie Talan
Duration: 6:57
Neurology Now 
Merit Cudkowicz, MD, of Harvard Medical School, discusses the results of a phase 2 study—a reduction in functional decline and a significant drop in the death rate in those on the highest dose of the drug, dexpramipexole. See the Dec. 15 issue of Neurology Today for the full-text article: http://bit.ly/uqFbG7.
Creator: Jamie Talan
Duration: 19:24
Neurology Now 
Steven P. Ringel, MD, Neurology Today’s editor-in-chief, and Robert G. Holloway Jr., MD, MPH, an associate editor, talk about the most “game-changing” neurology studies from the past year. See the Jan. 5 issue of Neurology Today for the full-text article and all of the selections from the editorial advisory board.
Creator: Jamie Talan
Duration: 8:01
Neurology Now 
In the Nov. 10 online edition of The Lancet, researchers reported on a study finding that one in five patients in a vegetative state showed evidence on an EEG recording that they understood commands — squeezing their hand and wiggling toes — repeatedly during a 20-minute testing period. Listen here as study co-author Damian Cruse, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario, describes the potential for using EEG to assess patients in a vegetative state. See the Dec. 1 issue of Neurology Today for the full text article.