(November 2020) The Institute for Neural Engineering at the University of Miami hosted more than 200 neuroscientists and biomedical engineers from leading institutions across the State of Florida during the virtually-held 4th Neural Engineering Research Symposium on October 26th and 27th of 2020. The Symposium highlighted ongoing and planned breakthrough translational neuroscience and neurotechnology development…

(November 2020) A Miami Project to Cure Paralysis research team, led by James Guest, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, recently published a paper in Frontiers in Neurology, titled Progressive motor circuit recovery after cell transplantation in sub-acute complete paraplegia, that demonstrates positive motor circuit recovery following cell transplantation….

(October 2020) – While the 35th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner benefiting The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis had to be held virtually rather than at its traditional standing-room-only New York City hotel ballroom setting, the stories told at the event by those living with spinal cord injury and paralysis; the sports icons and musical…

(October 2020) Anne E. Palermo, PT, DPT, Ph.D. Candidate and Staff Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and The Miami Project, and colleagues, recently published a paper in Spinal Cord Series and Cases that demonstrates the benefits of respiratory muscle training (RMT) in the home setting.  The researchers, including Lawrence P. Cahalin, PT, PhD, Professor,…

(September 2020) – Over the past three and a half decades, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, has honored a veritable “Who’s Who” of Hall of Fame members, Olympic Gold Medalists, and World Champions in every professional sport at its Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner. Now,…

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton, we talk with Juan Pablo de Rivero Vaccari, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project. Dr. de Rivero Vaccari focuses on understanding early inflammatory events corresponding to the innate immune response, the first line of defense against tissue damage and infections. He…

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton, we talk with Hassan Al-Ali, Ph.D., M.S.M., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Al-Ali and his team focus on understanding the signaling pathways that regulate axon growth, and identifying components of those pathways that can be targeted with drugs to induce robust axon…

Exosome-based therapies are an exciting development that were derived from research on how cells communicate with one another over distances within the body.  Exosomes are nanosized structures within a cell that can be released, such as in response to an injury, and then taken up by nearby cells or enter the circulation where they can…

Chronic pain is a major issue for many people living with spinal cord injury (SCI). This pain, often uncontrollable, can be debilitating, greatly reducing overall quality of life. Neuropathic pain is difficult to manage, and up to two thirds of people with chronic SCI do not have an effective treatment option. Clinically, rehabilitation is recommended…

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton, we talk with Nagi Ayad, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, Co-Director, University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative. Dr. Ayad and his team are identifying therapeutic combinations to treat brain tumors or repair spinal cord injury (SCI). He talks with Dr. Dietrich…