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Paralysis Research at The Miami Project

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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This year, several neuroscience discoveries are providing new treatment surgeries for successfully treating people with neurological disorders.

- The Project 2017: New Treatment Surgeries

From the Experts

First Evidence of Using Cortical Targets to Improve Motor Function

Subacute Schwann Cell Safety Trial

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Coleen Atkins, Ph.D.

Recent News

Dr. Perez in her lab studying hypoxia

Dr. Monica Perez Publishes on Acute Intermittent Hypoxia

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

Dr. Al-Ali and D. Lemmon from Truvitec

Miami Project Researchers Launch Startup Truvitech

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 Update

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

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The Faces of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

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