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Medical campus update: Hurricane Irma

The latest on Hurricane Irma and how it is affecting the medical campus.

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Dileep Yavagal, M.D., has found stem cells can speed recovery of stroke patients.

Stem Cells: A Breakthrough in Stroke Treatment?

Millions of brain neurons die within minutes following a stroke, and the dead cells can’t be restored. Nonetheless, the brain tissue surrounding the dead area, although non-functioning, remains alive for a short time. Research has found that stem cells target the area and secrete chemicals that save the tissue and, essentially, rejuvenate it.

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Image showing the relationship between astrocytes (violet) and pyramidal neurons (green) in the hippocampal CA1 region and dentate gyrus.

Miami Project Researchers Awarded Five-Year, $2.2 Million Grant for TBI Study

A team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study an attribute in traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Daniel J. Liebl, Ph.D., professor of neurological surgery, is leading the investigation.

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A Scholar Rock antibody (in orange) is shown binding to the myostatin precursor (in green and yellow) to prevent release of myostatin's muscle growth-prevention activity.

Drug Candidate Shows Therapeutic Potential in Preclinical Model of Spinal Cord Injury

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Scholar Rock, a biotechnology company, have announced findings from a research collaboration that has demonstrated beneficial effects of a proprietary antibody in a preclinical model of spinal cord injury.

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Research participants underwent noninvasive transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Cortical Targets May Be Key to Improving Motor Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers in the Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have published the results of research that provides the first evidence that cortical targets could represent a novel therapeutic site for improving motor function in humans paralyzed by spinal cord injury (SCI).

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