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The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is one of the world's leading programs aimed at developing effective treatments--and eventually a cure--for paralysis. It was founded in 1985 by Dr. Barth Green, a leading researcher in the field. The Miami Project does not provide care or treatment, but it does enroll those crippled by paralysis as test subjects in its many experimental treatment programs. Basic details about the program are available on this website, along with background information on spinal cord injury (SCI). The "Research" link leads to one-paragraph summaries of the many research endeavors that the project has undertaken and plans to undertake; it also outlines what the scientists at this center see as the "Five Steps to a Cure." Details are available on the Lois Pope Life Center, a new interdisciplinary facility at the University of Miami Medical School that is devoted to the study of all neurological problems. The link to the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis provides background information on this effort of a former professional football player whose son became paralyzed following a spinal cord injury; all funds raised by this group are delivered to the Miami Project. The "Library" links leads to a comprehensive archive of the project's newsletters, complete with detailed articles summarizing happenings and events and plenty of photos. The calendar of events lists activities happening in Miami and nationwide, with an emphasis on fundraising activities. Site is thorough and neatly designed. Detailed contact information for each of the project's departments is available for those who would like further information.
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