Giving Tuesday 2019

The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund would not exist without you. And we aren’t going anywhere until we find the cure for paralysis. But we need your help more than ever before. With your contribution: We will be able … 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

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