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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.

Clinical Studies

The Miami Project's Impact: The Connection

Miami Project Researchers Identify Key Area of the Brain Important for Walking

Miami Project researchers recently published a paper in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience titled Activation of Brainstem Neurons During Mesencephalic Locomotor Region-Evoked Locomotion. In this work, Brian Noga, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and his team redefine the understanding of the neural pathways involved in walking. This discovery could lead to new targets for therapies aimed at improving walking function (locomotion) in people living with paralysis.

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

- Marc Buoniconti

From the Experts

A Moment with Dalton – Dr. Dan Liebl

A Moment with Dalton – Dr. Katie Gant

First Evidence of Using Cortical Targets to Improve Motor Function

Subacute Schwann Cell Safety Trial

Recent News

Respiratory Muscle Therapy for SCI

We’re all staying safe at home, but now what? Watch one of the videos below to see a simple exercise that can help prepare your lungs to fight COVID-19. Because the virus makes it difficult to breathe, people with spinal … Continued

A Moment with Dalton – Dr. Dan Liebl

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton we catch up with Daniel J. Liebl, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project.  Dr. Liebl discusses his two decades at The Miami Project and University of Miami Miller … Continued

On the Edge of Discovery

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

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The Faces of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

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Faces of Paralysis