February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that celebrates the contributions of women and girls in research globally. BNI promotes the next generation of neuroscientists through our educational programs for high school and college students.
Our mission is to translates groundbreaking research into clinical treatments that repair the brain and spinal cord to help people walk, speak, see, and remember again. Discovering scientific breakthroughs to restore abilities, can help reduce the sacrifices made by caregivers and renew hope for millions.
In a landmark research study on eighty-two children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) on one side of the body, researchers at Burke Neurological Institute, Teacher’s College-Columbia University, and Weill Cornell Medicine learned that two intensive training therapies improved hand and arm function, allowing children to learn new, long-term life skills regardless of how the injured brain had re-wired itself.