2024 NANS Engineering Innovator Award Winner

FES Center Investigator Dr. Dominique Durand Wins 2024 NANS Engineering Innovator Award

Durand is Credited with Coining the Term ‘Neural Engineering’  The Cleveland FES Center congratulates principal investigator Dr. Dominique Durand, MD, PhD. Dr. Durand has received the 2024 North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Engineering Innovator Award. Dr. Durand is professor of biomedical engineering and neurosciences and director of the Neural Engineering Center at Case Western Reserve…

FES Investigator, Aasef 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…