Joanna Knott, David Prast and Perry Bartlett smiling with text: Podcast regenerative medicine potential for spinal cord injuries

SpinalCure co-founders speak about regenerative medicine and spinal cord injuries

Regenerative medicine is showing massive potential for treatments with health issues previously unthought-of when it comes to the growth of cells in the brain, heart, pancreas, liver, kidney, eyes, ears, and muscles. Philip Clark, from ABC’s Nightlife show delved into…
Scientist looks through petrie dish

New panel of experts aims to ‘mend the gap’ in spinal cord injuries

A new international team of 32 scientists has joined forces to identify areas of promising research in spinal cord injuries. Their first project aims to mend the tiny gaps that form after a traumatic injury, writes Tom Elphick, SpinalCure Community…

Minister Hunt accepts 30,000-strong petition & creates history-making $10m neurostimulation grant

Video by @cambloom Join us on the Project Spark journey and support our campaign to transform the lives of people with spinal cord injury. Read the full story: On Wednesday 30 March, Minister Greg Hunt accepted SpinalCure Australia’s 30,000-strong petition…
Image of spine showing nerves and where break in spinal injury occurs

What is neurostimulation and what is it used for in people with SCI?

What are the similarities and differences of TENS, FES, and spinal cord stimulation? Neurostimulation is changing the face of neurological rehabilitation as we know it. It has a wide variety of uses including pain relief, treatment for psychiatric diseases and…

Three spinal injured people able to walk with support in new Swiss study

Another spinal cord electrical stimulation study has resulted in three people with complete spinal cord injuries (SCI) walking while supported. This Swiss study has further cemented neurostimulation as the most promising research avenue for SCI recovery. SpinalCure is set to…
Prof Simon Gandevia

SpinalCure scientist series: Prof. Simon Gandevia on how he became interested in science and spinal cord injuries

Professor Simon Gandevia is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, and is the Deputy Director of NeuRA and Senior Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC. He is also the Study Lead for the eWALK trial, funded and initiated by SpinalCure, along with…
The spine

‘Dancing molecules’ repair spinal cord injuries in mice

For decades, spinal cord injuries have remained one of the hardest injuries for scientists to treat because nerves in our spinal cord have a limited ability to repair. But a new study from Northwestern University in the United States has…
Camila Quel de Oliveira

Camila Quel de Oliveira wins Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize 2021

We are excited to announce that Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira has won the Spinal Research Institute’s Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize 2021. Her article discusses her SpinalCure-funded research on the use of robotics to improve arm and hand…
David Prast in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

David Prast Achievement Award launched

In partnership with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA), we are excited to announce the launch of The David Prast Achievement Award. In memory of the very remarkable Mr David Prast, the Award celebrates his dedication and pursuit of excellence and…
Camila Quel de Oliveira

SpinalCure Scientist series: Dr Quel de Oliveira talks SCI research and robotics

SpinalCure speaks to Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira, the lead researcher on a study testing the feasibility of robotics-assisted game-based arm and hand rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). This study is funded by SpinalCure, due to its potential…