Two Lives Changed

On the left, Miguel is sitting in a blue shirt and has a medal around his neck. On the right, Hannah is pushing her racing chair. She is wearing a bright blue shirt and a helmet.

Your Support Creates Champions and Changes Lives 

The generosity of donors like you has given Miguel and Hannah the opportunity to prove that abilities are what matter. This past Memorial Day, racers from all over the world competed in the 16th Annual Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10K. Miguel and Hannah are two examples of the determined and unstoppable athletes who competed in the race. In addition to being amazing competitors, these champions have one thing in common. Miguel and Hannah are committed to helping others with disabilities, in athletics and in their personal lives, so that they too have the opportunity to live their best possible lives. Read more>

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Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD

Fire or False alarm? Restoring confidence in fMRI research

By Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, research scientist in Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation.

During the past few weeks I have been bombarded with text messages, Facebook posts and face-to-face questions and remarks from friends, colleagues and relatives. The theme I heard from very different people contained very similar information: several Internet posts with a very glum message were asserting that years of neuroimaging research are invalidated. For example, some posts like this one from the UK’s RegisterfMRI bugs could upend years of research, sounded an alarm about a bug in analysis software that neuroimaging researchers use to analyze brain data, while others called into question the whole analysis strategy, e.g., A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research. Read More >


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