Cerebral Palsy research
The major absence from research programs
Poorly defined for a long time, cerebral palsy still suffers from a disregard from the general public but also from the medical profession and scientists, despite the high number of persons concerned by this pathology.
Because of this, and because this pathology is at the crossroads of very varied disciplines (from neuropaediatrics to robotics to brain imaging and cell biology), research on cerebral palsy is still too absent from large Research programs. This is why our foundation intends to fill this gap and this delay (compared to other pathologies).
Some progress made, but still insufficient
Since its creation in 2005, the Fondation Paralysie Cérébrale / Fondation Motrice has conducted each year calls for projects, and supported more than 75 research projects. This helped to accompany or accelerate important advances in fields as diverse as neuroscience, medical imaging, molecular or cellular biology, neuropaediatrics or rehabilitation. But it is still too little. In order for this continuous research work to be translated into concrete progress in the lives of the people affected, this effort must be supported and amplified.