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The Project Magazine 2019
The Project Magazine 2019

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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We will never rest until everyone suffering from paralysis can rise from their wheelchairs once and for all!

- Marc Buoniconti

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Giving Tuesday 2019

Giving Tuesday 2019

The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund would not exist without you. And we aren’t going anywhere until we find the cure for paralysis. But we need your help more than ever before. With your contribution: We will be able … Continued

Taking on Spinal Cord Injury

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

Transforming Thoughts to Movement

Transforming Thoughts to Movement Using a Brain-Machine Interface Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients What if paralyzed limbs could move using only the power of one’s thoughts? Borrowing a story line from the realm of science fiction, a … Continued

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The Faces of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

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