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

A Moment with Dalton

We want to introduce a new periodic segment called A Moment with Dalton. From time to time, our Scientific Director, W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., will sit down with a member of our faculty or one of our researchers to hear … Continued

New Studies Using BrainQ

Since The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was founded more than 30 years ago, our scientists have been focused on restoring function to people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Although our research strategies are constantly evolving, improving transmission within the … Continued

Taking on Spinal Cord Injury

After spinal cord injury (SCI), damage within the central nervous system triggers a natural cascade of events to protect surrounding tissue and repair the damaged spinal cord. The immune system mobilizes a sophisticated army of biological warfare specialists to the … Continued

Transforming Thoughts to Movement

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

Nerve Regeneration Genes Discovered

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

Turbo Charging Discovery with High-Content Screening

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

Pain, Spasticity and SCI

Many who have loved ones and friends in wheelchairs because of a spinal cord injury (SCI) are aware of the many associated complications that come along with living life day to day with paralysis. Those who are not close to … Continued

Florida Legislature Appropriation to The Miami Project

Florida State Senator Lauren Book and Florida State Representative Vance Aloupis, sponsors of the recent budget appropriation for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, visited our research facilities at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine on Friday morning … Continued