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…
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…
Image showing the human urinary system

Lack of bladder control is one of the unseen effects of spinal cord injuries. Can neurostimulation help?

One of the unseen side effects of spinal cord injuries is a loss of bladder control. Many people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) have to take drugs to control their bladders, but unfortunately they come with lots of side effects,…

COVID vaccination and spinal cord injuries

Are you concerned about having the COVID vaccine? In the below video, Dr Sachin Shetty, Director of the Spinal Injuries Unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital and SpinalCure Board Director talks through common concerns around COVID-19 vaccinations for people…

Study reviews use of neurostimulation in early recovery from an SCI

A recent study has shown for the first time that transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation, also known as neurostimulation, can be used successfully in people while they are still recovering in hospital, writes Tom Elphick, SpinalCure Community Ambassador. Neurostimulation is one of…
Scientist injecting stem cells into test tubes

Scientists partially repair injured spinal cords using patients’ own cells

An early stage trial has shown improvement in motor functions and feeling from intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells. This is a world-first: it is the first time a patient’s own bone marrow derived stem (MSCs) cells have…