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Vol. 1, Issue 8
September 2013

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Burke Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for Pioneering Spinal Cord Injury Research
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Free Class on Post-Surgical Joint Replacement Rehab Options
Wheelchair Games Volunteer Sign-Up and 5K Pre-Registration Deadlines Approaching
Blog Reader Question: How much can a person bounce back after a brain injury?
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Forms New, Free Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Burke Recognizes Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month with Special Events
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09/10/2013
Network Progression as a Therapeutic Target in Neurodegenerative Disorders View PDF
David Eidelberg, M.D.
09/17/2013
Livin' and Dyin' in the Ocular Lens View PDF
Steven Bassnett, Ph.D.
09/24/2013
Metabolic Functions of the Unfolded Protein Response View PDF
Ann-Hwee Lee, Ph.D.
Burke Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for Pioneering Spinal Cord Injury Research
Spinal cord injury is a cause of serious and long-term disability in the United States, with approximately 250,000 Americans living with spinal cord injury. Unlike traditional spinal cord rehabilitation that focuses primarily on compensatory skills, Burke Medical Research Institute aims to move past...
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Free Class on Post-Surgical Joint Replacement Rehab Options
In its continuing effort to provide relevant educational programs to the community, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host a free class on post joint replacement rehabilitation on Sept. 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in room G-41 of the hospital’s Wood Building located at 785 Mamaroneck Ave.
Wheelchair Games Volunteer Sign-Up and 5K Pre-Registration Deadlines Approaching
Each year, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital hosts its Wheelchair Games, bringing wheelchair athletes to this very special competition. Burke’s Wheelchair Games gives those with physical impairments an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy sports, and compete. Wheelchair athletes participate in separate...
Blog Reader Question: How much can a person bounce back after a brain injury?
Reader Question: My nephew suffered a traumatic brain injury recently and he was put in a medically induced coma for almost a week. He is alert now, but there are obvious signs of cognitive impairments, including memory loss and he is showing signs of depression. Is it possible that he will regain...
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Forms New, Free Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
More than 10,000 Americans acquire a spinal cord injury each year. Many are caused by automobile accidents, diving mishaps, gunshots and other forms of major trauma. There are currently more than 200,000 Americans living with partial or full paralysis of the arms, legs or both.
Burke Recognizes Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month with Special Events
In recognition of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, Burke Rehabilitation hospital is hosting several events throughout the month of September that focus on adaptive sports and fitness. Partnering with Achilles International, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The National Spinal Cord...
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