Ioan Opris, Ph.D., Associate Scientist at University of Miami, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and his colleague Dr. Manuel F Casanova from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, have edited and published a groundbreaking book about the … Continued
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was founded in 1985 with the help of Barth A. Green, M.D. and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. The Miami Project is a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It is considered the premier investigative research program conducting cutting edge discovery, translational, and clinical investigations targeting spinal cord and brain injuries. Since its inception, research at The Miami Project has changed the landscape of knowledge and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.
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- Barth A. Green, M.D. and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.
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The spinal cord can be injured in many ways. Car accidents, falls, violence, and sports are the four leading causes of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Regardless of the cause, the resulting damage to the spinal cord develops in a … Continued
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Unfortunately, living with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) can also mean living with chronic pain. Up to 80% of people living with SCI experience some form of long-term pain. The two most common types of pain are muscle-related (musculoskeletal) and … Continued