Electronic music is made for dancing, but for the vision research team of the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration, plugging in and pumping up the volume is just part of the job when working with Valentino Guidi.
Cerebral palsy (CP), caused by damage to the brain during childhood development, is the most common pediatric neurological disorder affecting movement. Classically, CP was believed to be purely a problem of movement of hands, arm, or legs.
Burke Medical Research Institute laboratories led by Dr. Willis and Dr. Carmel are two of nine research teams across the state of New York recently awarded grant funding for the development of treatments and cures for various forms and effects of spinal cord injuries.
BMRI was delighted to take home two: a Young Investigator Award, for prominent neuromodulation research from young investigators, went to Dr. Cortes; and the Clinical Award, for advancement of neuromodulation clinical trials, went to Dr. Edwards.