Cerebal Palsy

Cerebral Palsy
Each year about 10,000 babies born in the United States will develop cerebral palsy (CP). About 764,000 children and adults in the U.S. manifest one or more of the symptoms of CP.

Featured Clinical Trials

Microsoft Kinect 2
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
Forthcoming / Currently Recruiting Participants
September 16, 2016
Motor Recovery
Esko Bionics Ekso GT
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
August 23, 2016
Motor Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury

Developing Novel Cures for Disabilities by Repairing the Nervous System

As we advance in improving patients’ quality of life from acute and chronic neurological conditions, a paradox of progress is that the prevalence of neurological disabilities continues to grow. Our institutional mission at the Burke Medical Research Institute is to innovate, develop and implement novel treatments to repair the brain and spinal cord and to cure neurological disabilities.

Our Research

Faculty Spotlight

Friel Lab aims to improve hand function in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Our research focuses on the importance of motor activity in neurorehabilitation.
Zhong Lab focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that drive and direct axon growth and regeneration during early development after injury or degenerative disease.
Our laboratory uses established and developing technologies to understand control of human voluntary movement, and functional recovery following neurological damage.

How We Make an Impact

Our mission is one that not only propels bottom up approaches from molecular and cellular neuroscience toward the bedside, but also accelerates safe and ethical treatments that can be delivered to patients today. With more than 20 Cornell faculty and 100 employees working on a 50,000 square feet footprint, Burke Medical Research Institute's collective effort to repair the nervous system represents one of the largest in the world.

Our Impact

Recent Publication

Upcoming Event

EVENT: 
Weekly Seminar
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:30pm
Billings Building – Rosedale