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Traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, childhood stroke, and vision loss due to brain injury affects how a child can see, recall information, communicate and walk from onset to adulthood. Neurological injuries and impairments can dramatically change everything for a child, and their parents often search for life-changing breakthroughs to help their child. In 2015, the Burke Neurological Institute partnered with Blythedale Children's Hospital to bring neuroscience advances to children with neurological impairments through the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration.
The goal of this landmark collaboration is to study and treat the developing nervous system, while working to improve movement, vision and cognition impaired by stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and birth defects, among other neurological conditions. This first-of-its-kind partnership, between a research institute devoted to finding cures for chronic neurological diseases and a children’s specialty hospital, seeks to improve treatments for children by bringing advances in neuroscience from the bench to the bedside.