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The Roanoke Times: Despite restrictions, family flies from Britain to Roanoke for health care, hope

By |2021-06-24T17:34:04+00:00June 24th, 2021|

Laura and Craig Hattersley traveled from the United Kingdom to Roanoke, Virginia, so their daughter Sarah, who was born with a rare CASK gene mutation, could receive four weeks of intensive therapy at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s Neuromotor Research Clinic. “Sarah has come on leaps and bounds,” Laura Hattersley said as Sarah’s therapy wound down.

C-PROGRESS Announces First Pilot Studies Grant Recipients

By |2020-10-07T19:55:51+00:00October 7th, 2020|

The National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center (C-PROGRESS) aims to facilitate research in pediatric rehabilitation science. The C-PROGRESS Pilot Studies program prioritizes innovative pilot studies and critical methodological advancements that will generate data to support larger-scale, competitive, and rigorous clinical trials.

Nation’s first clinical trial for rehabilitating infant stroke survivors to begin

By |2020-07-22T12:58:34+00:00March 25th, 2019|

Called I-ACQUIRE, the Phase III clinic trial will examine the effectiveness of a pediatric therapy to increase upper extremity skills, gross motor development, and cognition in 240 children nationwide who experienced strokes when they were under 4 weeks old.

Parents say baby with rare condition makes progress after intensive therapy at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

By |2020-07-15T18:54:25+00:00November 2nd, 2016|

Evie was at her six-week-old checkup near Dublin, Ireland, when doctors noticed her head was not growing as fast as it should. Five months later, doctors diagnosed her with a rare genetic disorder – a form of microcephaly caused by a mutation in a gene called CASK.

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