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
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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In 2011 I was paralyzed. Today I can walk. I am thankful to God, and for all of the support I had from my family and friends. Special thanks to Marc and Nick Buoniconti, and The Miami Project for all they’ve done to help people.
- Jorge Valdes
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Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in damage to the cells that transmit electrical signals (neurons) between the brain and the body. Different types of neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) respond differently to an injury. Most neurons die following … Continued
Neuroscientists have been struggling for years to understand why neurons in the brain and spinal cord have so much difficulty re-growing connections after injury caused by trauma or disease. An intercontinental collaboration between the University of Miami and Imperial College … Continued
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, paid an emotionally-charged posthumous tribute to its founder, the Hall of Fame football legend Nick … Continued
High-content screening (HCS) may seem like an esoteric term to many in the general public. For researchers across the globe, like Vance Lemmon, Ph.D., the Walter G. Ross Distinguished Chair in Developmental Neuroscience, Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The … Continued