The goal of Burke's inpatient programs is to ensure that each patient makes the maximum recovery possible.
The Burke Medical Research Institute is developing new treatments for disabling diseases and injuries.
Burke offers physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as other outpatient programs.
Burke sponsors support groups, educational events and fitness programs for the community.
On August 8, this year’s summer students showcased their research at a Poster Session attended by BMRI scientists, the Burke community, family, and friends.
Dr. Willis studies the mechanisms that underlie how nerves grow and repair themselves and the chronic pain that can develop when these mechanisms go awry.
With the new grants, Dr. Zhong’s laboratory plans to investigate how modulating specific intracellular growth signals can encourage axon regeneration in the central nervous system.
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., President of The Rockefeller University, discussed how the billions of neurons in the brain are wired into precise patterns through complex processes of axon guidance and pruning.
The new grants will help support cutting-edge research on diabetic retinopathy and autism.
BMRI researchers were among the international experts invited to present at this year’s NYC tDCS Workshop, held May 6 and 7.
In the Journal of Experimental Medicine, BMRI researchers report that activation of a protein called B-RAF promotes the growth of neurons after injury in both the peripheral and central nervous systems of mice, a finding that may eventually lead to new treatments for conditions as diverse as spinal cord injuries and glaucoma.
Dr. Putrino, who joined the BMRI faculty in February 2014, is studying ways to harness the latest technology to improve rehabilitation and physical therapy.
A three-year grant from the Travis Roy Foundation will support research in Dr. Carmel’s lab to investigate the effects of combined brain and spinal cord stimulation on recovery of arm and hand function.
The Brainwriter, a device that allows people with neuromuscular syndromes to write and draw by translating EEG readings into lines on a screen, was inspired by LA graffiti artist Tempt.
Dr. Prusky is among the leading neuroscientists and clinicians from around the world invited to the Qatar Clinical Neuroscience Conference to be held March 15-17, 2014 in Doha, Qatar.
In a study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, BMRI researchers describe a previously unreported network of blood vessels, the intersublaminar plexus, located within the inner plexiform layer of the retina.
In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, BMRI researchers found that electrical brain stimulation was effective even months (equivalent to years in humans) after injury. In rats with chronic unilateral injury, ten days of electrical stimulation to the uninjured motor cortex led to almost complete recovery of motor skills.
Rajiv Ratan, M.D., Ph.D., executive director of the Burke Medical Research Institute, has been named one of two new Senior Associate Editors of the journal Neurotherapeutics, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Leading experts in transcranial electrical stimulation convened in New York City for the inaugural NYC Neuromodulation Conference held Nov. 22-23. Three Burke Medical Research Institute researchers were among the speakers and panelists invited from around the world.
Dr. Carmel is investigating ways to help the brain and spinal cord reconnect after injury.
Dr. Ratan's keynote lecture, “In Search of Stress-less Hormesis: Harnessing hypoxic stress to treat stroke,” introduced his laboratory's research on HIF prolyl hydroxylases, oxygen-sensing enzymes that may be pharmalogical targets for safely triggering hypoxic adaptations to treat stroke.
Confused pain neurons may underlie the chronic itchiness that often accompanies allergies, skin conditions, and systemic diseases, according to a new study by researchers at the Burke Medical Research Institute and the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.
The researchers report that corticospinal conduction may be preserved after spinal cord injury even in the absence of voluntary movement.
BMRI enjoyed its 2013 retreat at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, Connecticut, backed by a picturesque lake and rolling hills.