Could A Pill Treat Concussion?

UM/The Miami Project Receives $16 Million Grant to Determine if a Cannabinoid Compound can be a Treatment Option for Concussion The goal of finding a treatment for concussion may be one step closer due to a new study being launched … Continued

Industry and Academia: InflamaCORE, LLC

Industry and academia are two very different entities and as such have very different approaches to accomplishing their goals. In academia, the term used for the college and university environment, the main function is to enhance education and research. In … Continued

Are Exoskeletons Ready for Prime Time?

Bionic exoskeletons, battery-powered external bodysuits that walk people with paralysis, can now be found in rehabilitation and research facilities around the world; a few are even available for in-home use. These devices allow people with paralysis due to spinal cord … Continued

Miami Project Receives NIH Grant to Study Axon Regeneration

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Principal Investigators Kevin Park, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, Vance Lemmon, Ph.D., the Walter G. Ross Distinguished Chair in Developmental Neuroscience and Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery … Continued

RESEARCH JOURNAL FEATURE: Kim Anderson-Erisman, Ph.D.

Dr. Kim Anderson-Erisman, Research Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Education, is passionate about bridging the gap between research and clinical practice in spinal cord injury (SCI). Her goal is to move evidence-based therapies and technologies out of … Continued

Research Journal Feature: Hypothermia

When a person is suspected to have a spinal cord injury (SCI), medical staff follow a relatively standardized protocol: stabilize the patient, stabilize the spinal column to prevent further mechanical injury, and perform a surgical decompression procedure if required. However, … Continued

Research Journal Feature: Vance Lemmon, Ph.D.

Starting out as a California surfer in San Diego, he trekked cross-country to Atlanta to earn his Ph.D. His Ph.D. dissertation work investigated degeneration of the visual system. Even today, the visual system is an excellent model for evaluating axon … Continued