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The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis’s long history of studying neurological conditions is sustained by a pipeline that stands up the next generation of neuroscientific practitioners. As one such attractor, The Miami Project’s Office of Education and Outreach attended the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Expo on Saturday February…

Courtney Dumont, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering and The Miami Project, leads the Neural Stem and Tissue Engineered Microenvironments (NeuSTEM) group conducting groundbreaking research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Her rising career is now furthered via the National Science Foundation (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The NSF…

(February, 2024) – NASCAR Driver Harrison Burton led his team to first place honors with a three-fish total of 5.83 pounds at this year’s GETTRX Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit The Darrell Gwynn Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. NASCAR drivers and Legends convened this morning on Lake Lloyd at…

(February, 2024) It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved friend and colleague Dr. Mary Bartlett Bunge, who passed away on February 17, 2024, at age 92. Mary was a very special person and a dedicated scientist who, since 1989, has been an important member of The…

(December, 2023) Currently there exists no cure for the primary insult induced by neurotrauma to the central nervous system. Given the robust quiver of treatments to improve function and quality of life, however, Juan Pablo de Rivero Vaccari, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and Nadine Kerr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, are Miami Project neuroscientists working on pushing the…

(December, 2023) The Miami Project’s Jonathan Jagid, M.D. and Brian Noga, Ph.D., have a proven history of working together on deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement. Now the robust expertise they built through The Miami Project is poised to impact various neurological conditions including walking after spinal cord injury (SCI). Concurrently the DBS program, routinely…

(November, 2023) Neuromodulation is a rapidly growing field of research that is exploring the use of electrical stimulation to modulate the activity of the nervous system. This approach has shown promise in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including spinal cord injury (SCI) and stroke. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a designated center…

(October, 2023) – Patrick D. Ganzer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and The Miami Project, uses vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) as a means to various ends that are constituted by neuroplasticity. One form of VNS is to enhance the effects of rehabilitation interventions targeting upper extremity function following neurological injury. Although previous preclinical…

(October, 2023) Researchers at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis are investigating strategies to modify the interactions between the brain and the gut to help patients after stroke as well as Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s not just a gut feeling. For at least 15 years, scientists have recognized there is a strong interaction between the brain…

(October 16, 2023) – More than 800 business, community, and civic leaders, humanitarians, celebrities, and philanthropists convened tonight for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’ 38th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to celebrate some of the most accomplished Hall of Fame and World Champion athletes in their respective sports. But more importantly, they came to…