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The Miami Project Conducts Neuroregeneration Research

November 11, 2013

Philanthropist Lois Pope founded The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., and other prominent nonprofit organizations with the aim of providing aid to people in need in her local community and throughout the world. In pursuit of this goal, she has contributed to causes that include support for American veterans with disabilities, animal welfare, and life-saving medical research. In 1998, she donated $10 million to the University of Miami for the construction of the Lois Pope LIFE Center, which now stands as one of the leading neurological research facilities in the world. The LIFE Center currently oversees The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, which conducts research on the role of neuroregeneration in reversing paralysis, among other research areas.

Defined as the repair and regrowth of tissues in the nervous system, neuroregeneration can result in the regrowth of axons, the remyelination of neurons, and the generation of neuronal cells. At The Miami Project, researchers are studying the potential of cell transplantation to repair and replace damaged central nervous system tissues. The Miami Project also conducts leading-edge research into drugs and genes that can promote axonal regeneration and growth in patients with spinal cord injuries.

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