New Frontiers

Updated:   6/14/2013
Contains:  23 items
This collection contains articles from the "New Frontiers" department of Neurology Now. Each article from New Frontiers looks closely at a cutting-edge treatment or direction in research for neurologic conditions. Sign up to receive an alert by email or RSS when a new article from New Frontiers is added to this collection: Go to the "Collection Alerts" box in the right-hand column.

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Wearing the Detectives: Wristbands, smartwatches, and other wearable devices allow for more real-time monitoring of seizures and other neurologic symptoms—and, possibly, more...

Samson, Kurt

Neurology Now. 11(4):34-36, August/September 2015.

Wearable devices monitor seizures and other neurologic symptoms—and may lead to more precise treatment.

Weed Backers: Many patients and advocacy groups want medical marijuana legalized in all 50 states. Physicians want more solid research. Today, both are getting their way.

Samson, Kurt

Neurology Now. 11(2):42-44, April/May 2015.

Read about the latest research on medical marijuana for neurologic conditions.

Picture the Brain: New brain-imaging techniques provide better ways to diagnose and treat neurologic conditions.

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now. 9(5):28-30, October/November 2013.

Until the last couple of decades, neurologists could only observe the consequences of Alzheimer's disease (AD)—and then examine the brain at autopsy. Today, a variety of brain-imaging techniques are providing neurologists with vivid pictures of the brain at work. In turn, these images are opening up new ways to diagnose and treat AD and many other neurologic conditions.

Too Rare for Research? People with rare diseases often experience significant delays in diagnosis and access to few, if any, treatment options.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 8(2):29-33, April-May 2012.

An estimated 6,000 to 7,000 rare diseases—many of them neurologic—collectively impact nearly 25 million Americans. People with rare diseases often face greater difficulties than people with common diseases in locating experts, receiving an accurate diagnosis, and finding treatment options. Here, we explore the ways that people with rare diseases are pushing for more research and better treatments.

NEW FRONTIERS: Oral Drugs for MS


Neurology Now. 6(3):35-36, May-June 2010.

Oral medications are becoming available for multiple sclerosis. But is it time to put the needles aside?

On the Front Lines


Neurology Now. 4(2):33-34, March-April 2008.

The army's success in treating injuries in Iraq has led civilian doctors to adopt these new pain-management strategies.

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