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Paralysis Research at The Miami Project

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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This year, several neuroscience discoveries are providing new treatment surgeries for successfully treating people with neurological disorders.

- The Project 2017: New Treatment Surgeries

From the Experts

First Evidence of Using Cortical Targets to Improve Motor Function

Subacute Schwann Cell Safety Trial

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Coleen Atkins, Ph.D.

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Dr. Mark Nash supervising exercise

Lifestyle Intervention Diabetes Prevention Program for SCI

A lifestyle intervention diabetes prevention program for SCI is something that Miami Project researchers have been looking into for many years.  Everyone knows that being overweight poses risks for heart disease and Diabetes.  However, anyone who’s tried to lose weight … Continued

Christine Thomas, Ph.D. Tribute

We are sad to report that Christine Thomas, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, who has been a researching neuromuscular weakness, fatigue, spasms and regeneration at the Miller School for more than 27 years, passed away … Continued

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The Faces of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

Faces of Paralysis: Jazzmin

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Faces of Paralysis: Jerrod

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Faces of Paralysis: Richard

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