Reorganizing the Brain After Stroke

Robert Buckwald strides with purpose and determination into a therapy room at the FES Center’s Brain Plasticity and NeuroRehabilitation Lab in Cleveland. He drags his left leg slightly, the lingering effects of a stroke. A brace wraps his left ankle and calf. He strides toward a chair, sits down assertively and without a hello or…

Are We There, Yet?

The topic is not often mentioned at the dinner table or boardroom, but for those with spinal cord injury (SCI) or lower body paralysis, the ability to go to the bathroom ranks high on the list of every-day desires. “Most people think about the wheelchair,” says Dennis Bourbeau, PhD, an investigator for the FES Center…

FES Investigator, Aased Shaikh, MD, PhD is Co-Editor in Chief of the First Scientific Journal Dedicated to Dystonia

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) has partnered with Frontiers to launch Dystonia, a Gold Open Access journal. The journal will bring visibility to the growing dystonia field and highlight advancements in science and clinical practice. “The field is ready for a journal focused solely on dystonia,” said Co-Editor-in-Chief Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD, Penni and Stephen Weinberg…

MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute Ranks Top in Ohio and #24 in U.S. by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report designated the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute #24 in the nation and #1 in Ohio for the care of patients recovering from complex conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal cord injury and critical burns. U.S. News evaluated rehabilitation care offered at 1,083 hospitals, and then ranked those achieving the…

Experimental technology works to bring back sense of touch for those living with paralysis

Experimental research is working to improve the lives of people living with paralysis. Finding a way to bridge the severed connections between their brains and their limbs remains an urgent, but often elusive goal for researchers. Miles O’Brien reports on progress being made in restoring some people’s sense of touch. Watch full story >>