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

2019 Great Sports Legends Dinner Honorees

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, paid an emotionally-charged posthumous tribute to its founder, the Hall of Fame football legend Nick … Continued