Episode 89: Potential of CNM-Au8 Gold Nanocrystals to Treat ALS


Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with James Berry, MD, PhD. [LISTEN TIME: 14 minutes]

Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, and a professor of neurology and biomedical informatics at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

James Berry, MD, PhD

Episode 89 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 89, "Potential of CNM-Au8 to Treat ALS," features an exclusive interview with James Berry, MD, PhD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital ALS Care Center. At the 2023 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, he spoke about new data from a study assessing CNM-Au8, a nanocrystal formulation in development for patients with ALS. Additionally, he talked about the current unmet needs in the ALS community, including the need for more diverse treatment options and increased research.

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The stories featured in this week's Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology, are further detailed here:


  • 1:15 – Clinical development program of CNM-Au8
  • 3:40 – Safety findings, treatment responses of CNM-Au8
  • 4:20 – Next steps in research 
  • 6:25 – Neurology News Minute
  • 8:45 – Conducting safe trials 
  • 10:00 – Remaining unmet needs for patients with ALS
  • 11:15 – Need for additional research

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1. Berry J, Maragakis N, Paganoni S, et al. Evidence for Survival Benefit in ALS with CNM-Au8 Treatment Across Three Study Populations. Presented at: 2023 AAN Annual Meeting; April 22-27, Boston, Massachusetts.
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