Replication Studies and The Miami Project

Replication Studies and The Miami Project: A Firsthand Report From the Trenches by Dr. Vance Lemmon Over the past ten years or so a consensus has emerged that, before a new therapy is tested in humans with spinal cord injuries, … Continued

Rapid Response Documentary for the KiDZ Neuroscience Center

KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project’s Special Screening of Rapid Response Documentary About Motorsports Safety Pioneer Dr. Stephen Olvey The advance debut of the gripping new Rapid Response documentary based on associate professor of clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, University … Continued

Dr. Mark Nash Awarded Paralyzed Veterans Association Grant

Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy, and Principal Investigator for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has been awarded a Paralyzed Veterans Association grant.  The grant from the Paralyzed Veterans … Continued

Dr. Nash Receives Coulter Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was recently selected by the Board of Governors of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine … Continued

The Microbiome after Spinal Cord Injury

We all know that spinal cord injury (SCI) affects numerous body systems after injury.  Loss of walking function is not the only consequence of SCI.  Also affected are bladder function, bowel function, sexual function, immune system function, autonomic nervous system … Continued

Neuromodulation with Dr. Monica Perez

June Bruno has an appointment at The Miami Project from 8:30-11am five days a week in the lab of Dr. Monica Perez, who is studying neuromodulation.  Accompanied every day by her husband, Jim, she has never missed a session.  Even … Continued

Cooling the Nervous System

Cooling the Nervous System to Protect it At some point, you’ve probably heard about hypothermia treatment, this case cooling the nervous system, being used in people with new spinal cord injuries (SCI).  Mild hypothermia treatment involves cooling a person’s body … Continued

Path of Axon Regeneration

The Long and Winding Path of Axon Regeneration After spinal cord injury (SCI), nerve fibers (axons) have a hard time growing across the area of damage to reestablish functional connections, which often results in loss of sensation and movement below … Continued

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Hassan Al-Ali

Hassan Al-Ali, PhD, Research Assistant Professor at The Miami Project, is not your typical scientist. His previous mentor and current business partner, Dr. Vance Lemmon, describes him like this: “Hassan is unlike anyone I have met.  He is a fusion … Continued