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
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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Hypothermia, cooling the body temperature, is one neuroprotective strategy that holds much promise for acute SCI.
- The Project 2016 Hypothermia
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Dr. Monica Perez and Colleagues Publish that Acute Intermittent Hypoxia Enhances Corticospinal Synaptic Plasticity in Humans Monica A. Perez, P.T., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller … Continued
Researchers Launch Truvitech with Innovative Technology to Identify Novel Drug Targets for Treating Injuries, Diseases, and Disorders Hassan Al-Ali, Ph.D., and Vance Lemmon, Ph.D., faculty members at the University of Miami’s The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, co-founded Truvitech LLC, … Continued
Male fertility following spinal cord injury (SCI) remains a problem that many injured men deal with in their lives. After SCI, most men face obstacles when pursuing sexual activity and biologic fatherhood. Damage to the spinal cord contributes to sexual … Continued
Darrell Gwynn announced the kick off his Put the Brakes on Paralysis campaign to commemorate the midpoint in his journey fighting paralysis. The significance of this milestone is that twenty-eight years ago, while twenty-eight years old and at the top … Continued