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June 2022 – On May 13, 2022 Miami Project senior researchers Dr. Vance Lemmon and Dr. John Bixby, alongside prior trainee Dr. Matt Danzi, had the results of their research collaboration published in the esteemed peer-reviewed journal Science. The article, titled “Reversible CD8 T cell–neuron cross-talk causes aging-dependent neuronal regenerative decline” revealed information about the…

June 2022 – In May of this year Miami Project researchers, along with industry leader Falci Adaptive Motorsports (FAM), showcased their revolutionary brain-controlled driving technology for the very first time at Pikes Peak International Raceway. The event helped bring to life a dream of driving a NASCAR racecar for a previously paralyzed research participant. German…

This year, once again, Dr. Vance Lemmon found himself in distinguished company at the 2021 International Neural Regeneration Symposium. For multiple years Dr. Lemmon has attended the conference, organized by the editorial board of the scientific journal Neural Regeneration Research, but this year’s virtual meeting was different. During his keynote speech, Dr. Lemmon was awarded…

When most people think of paralysis, they think of not being able to move arms and legs, or not being able to breathe without the aid of a machine. It is commonly overlooked that many other organs and body systems are affected by the disruption of their nerve supply. One area that many do not…

Dr. Kevin Park continues to look into different parts of the the central nervous system (CNS) to shed light on how the obstinate signal conducting neurons encased in our skeleton differ from those in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) nerves that project outside of our skulls and spines. Dr. Park’s research program aims to learn…

Prevention and collaboration are at the core of the KiDZ Neuroscience Center, a youth-focused branch of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis headed by Gillian Z. Hotz, Ph.D. and dedicated to reducing the number of children and adolescents that sustain brain and spinal cord injuries. KiDZ is now a Miami Project staple, launched in 2001…

A group of researchers from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a grant from the NIH/NINDS Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network to fund investigation of a treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI). It is estimated that the total value of the award could reach $10 million…

April, 2022 – On Friday, March 25, Jackson Health Foundation, along with Jackson Health System, UHealth – University of Miami Health System, and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis hosted a dedication event celebrating the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial. An award was presented to…

April, 2022 – The 2021/2022 Fellow of American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) recipients have been announced, and two longtime University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers with The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis are among those named.  Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM, Associate Scientific Director for Research, The Miami Project, Vice-Chair for Research, Department…

Gary J. Farkas, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and colleagues from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently published a manuscript titled Energy Expenditure and Nutrient Intake after Spinal Cord Injury: A Comprehensive Review and Practical Recommendations in the prestigious…