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…

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 >>

Research is Better When People with SCI Help Design It

For far too many years, spinal cord injury researchers have failed to include disabled people in their studies as anything but subjects.  Fortunately, that’s changing as more people with SCI/D participate in consumer advisory boards and other human-focused approaches. They are designing surveys, focusing on goals and giving key input before a solution that impacts them is…

February 2021 cover of Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

FES Investigator, Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD’s research, “Severity‐Dependent Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on Perception of Visual and Vestibular Heading” is featured on the February 2021 cover of Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Read full article>>