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From left, former student Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D., Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Bartlett Bunge, Who Made Major Contributions to The Miami Project, Retires

In 1989, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., and her late husband, Richard P. Bunge, M.D., two of the world’s most respected researchers in the field of neurobiology, moved their laboratory from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The occasion for the move was Richard becoming the scientific director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

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From left, Bonnie Levin, Ph.D., Dedi Mieri, Ph.D., Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., Gil Lewitus, Ph.D., and Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research at the Technion in Haifa.

UM Team Studying Effects of Cannabinoids on Concussion Visits Experts in Israel

Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., research professor of neurological surgery and director of the concussion program at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, visited experts in Israel this month with some members of her multidisciplinary team leading a study on the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating mild traumatic brain injury.

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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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