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Willis, Sahni, and Yoshida in the lab
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At the Burke Neurological Institute (BNI), our researchers are diving deeper to discover new and innovative therapies and support for individuals living with Muscular Dystrophy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), and other related neuromuscular diseases.
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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.
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According to a recent clinical randomized trial conducted by the Burke Neurological Institute, Teachers College of Columbia University, the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Queens College City University of New York, and the Université Catholique de Louvain, improvements in upper extremity function following intensive training are independent of corticospinal tract organization in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy.
Spot a stroke fast, face, arm, speech, time to call 911
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Stroke affects over 795,000 people in the U.S. alone each year, that is one person every 40 seconds. Dr. Tomoko Kitago, lab director of the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory at the Burke Neurological Institute, talks about stroke awareness, treatments and the importance of clinical trials.
2021 National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Research Award recipient Dr. Kathleen Friel and Friel Lab
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Cerebral Palsy Foundation
To conclude National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation announced with great honor, Dr. Kathleen Friel of the Burke Neurological Institute is the 2021 National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Research Award recipient.
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A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can be quite challenging for patients and their families. Since April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, it’s a perfect time to highlight the importance of exercise in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life in people living with PD.