Miami Project investigators unlock a novel mechanism for treating SCI The Miami Project scientists are working hard to make sure that their science is not only solid and novel, but, more importantly, translatable. With the increasing costs of drug discovery, … 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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Miami Project investigators unlock a novel mechanism for treating SCI
The Miami Project scientists are working hard to make sure that their science is not only solid and novel, but, more importantly, translatable. With the increasing costs of drug discovery, and bringing encouraging candidates to clinical trials, The Miami Project’s research team is acutely cognizant of all the components and problems that tend to lead to failures in translating basic research into therapies for patients.
Because of that challenging climate, researchers like Hassan Al-Ali, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project are paying close attention to not only positive results in their lab, but reproducibility by other outside labs in the early stages of studies.
We will never rest until everyone suffering from paralysis can rise from their wheelchairs once and for all!
- Marc Buoniconti
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We want to introduce a new periodic segment called A Moment with Dalton. From time to time, our Scientific Director, W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., will sit down with a member of our faculty or one of our researchers to hear … Continued
Since The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was founded more than 30 years ago, our scientists have been focused on restoring function to people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Although our research strategies are constantly evolving, improving transmission within the … Continued
New Neuromotor Activities Program Available to Current and Past Miami Project Clinical Research Participants
Researchers in the rehabilitation research labs of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis have recently started a new Neuromotor Activities Program to provide activities that help maintain and improve the functional capabilities of their current and former rehabilitation research participants. … Continued
After spinal cord injury (SCI), damage within the central nervous system triggers a natural cascade of events to protect surrounding tissue and repair the damaged spinal cord. The immune system mobilizes a sophisticated army of biological warfare specialists to the … Continued