The Long and Winding Path of Axon Regeneration After spinal cord injury (SCI), nerve fibers (axons) have a hard time growing across the area of damage to reestablish functional connections, which often results in loss of sensation and movement below … 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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In 2011 I was paralyzed. Today I can walk. I am thankful to God, and for all of the support I had from my family and friends. Special thanks to Marc and Nick Buoniconti, and The Miami Project for all they’ve done to help people.
- Jorge Valdes
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Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, along with their partners at Scythian Biosciences, are one step closer to finding a new treatment for concussion In 2016, funded by a … Continued
The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Richard P Bunge and Dr. Mary Bartlett Bunge. The award is presented to individuals who made a significant contribution to the world of spinal cord injury … Continued