June Bruno has an appointment at The Miami Project from 8:30-11am five days a week in the lab of Dr. Monica Perez, who is studying neuromodulation. Accompanied every day by her husband, Jim, she has never missed a session. Even … 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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Cooling the Nervous System to Protect it At some point, you’ve probably heard about hypothermia treatment, this case cooling the nervous system, being used in people with new spinal cord injuries (SCI). Mild hypothermia treatment involves cooling a person’s body … Continued
We want to thank you for giving to us on Giving Tuesday! Join us and the millions of people around the world today who are coming together to change the world for the better! People are walking today because of … Continued
The Buoniconti Fund’s 33rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Presented By Tudor Group Superstar athletes Alex Rodriguez, Ray Allen, Bob Griese, Mike Smith, Brian Boitano, Amy Purdy, Nacho Figueras and Chris Evert honored The Buoniconti Fund honored an unparalleled group … Continued
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