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The Miami Project – Researching Nutrition and Exercise Science

October 28, 2013

A renowned American philanthropist with a long history of charitable giving, Lois Pope has donated millions of dollars to benefit medical research and other worthy causes through The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., and other nonprofits she has founded. In particular, she helped establish the Lois Pope LIFE Center at the University of Miami, which houses The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The Miami Project supports more than 250 scientists in their research into a diverse array of issues and areas relating to paralysis, including the potential of nutrition and exercise science to mitigate the effects and symptoms of paralysis.

The Miami Project has conducted extensive research into the role of nutritional supplements in speeding up recovery from spinal cord injuries. In the field of exercise science, The Miami Project researchers are currently exploring the ability of physical activity to prevent catastrophic spinal cord injury, with promising early results. In the same vein, researchers are also working hard to develop useful exercise programs for older patients with spinal cord injuries.

For more information on The Miami Project and its research, please visit


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