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

Friel Lab Clinical Trials
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
Forthcoming / Currently Recruiting Participants
April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Cerebral Palsy, 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

Zhong Lab focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that drive and direct axon growth and regeneration during early development after injury or degenerative disease.
Hollis Lab studies the reorganization of neural circuits during learning and rehabilitation with a focus on the function of cortical motor networks after spinal cord injury.
Ratan Lab's focus is to understand adaptive programs that facilitate the brain's ability to combat injury and to foster repair.

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, March 28, 2017 - 12:30pm
Billings Building – Rosedale
Bryan W. Jones, Ph.D.
Guest Speaker