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

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

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