Collaborative research is the key to breakthrough discoveries. The “Halo Effect” accelerates progress by leveraging a common denominator across neurological conditions. When we find solutions for one disease, this leads to new advances for other neurological deficits – advancing cures, innovating care and improving quality of life for patients.
Spinal axons that survive spinal cord injury lose their protective wrapping of myelin. We are exploring interventions that will remyelinate these axons, which could reverse demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis.Learn More
Pictured: Pat Summit
Neurodegenerative disease is a term for a range of disorders which affect neurons in the brain. Our research findings indicate that by stimulating neurons, we can reverse conditions that result in degeneration and death of nerve cells. We are also exploring the best approaches to prevent neurodegeneration.Learn More
Pictured: Michael J. Foxx
After a spinal cord injury, the body’s immune and inflammatory response damage cells that survive the initial trauma and trigger further tissue destruction. If this biological ripple effect can be prevented or contained, the injury will be less severe. We are leveraging strategies in research and clinical care to minimize disease progression.Learn More
Pictured: Christopher Reeve