In June, Brian Gomez, who broke his neck in a dirt bike accident five years ago, was implanted with a 32-electrode stimulator below the site of his spinal cord injury, near the C-5 vertebrae. “The spinal cord contains alternate pathways…
Research finds promising therapeutic target for recovery of ejaculation in men after spinal cord injury
In humans, the crucial role of the spinal cord in controlling ejaculation is based within a group of neurons located in the L3-L5 segments. In patients with a spinal cord lesion, the intactness of the L3-L5 segments was a determining…
Dr. Nick Terrafranca explains in detail the many facets involved in the commercialization process of a given therapy. Dr Terrafranca is the CEO of NeuroRecovery Technologies, the start-up working with Prof Reggie Edgerton to commercialise Prof Edgerton’s spinal neurostimulation breakthrough.
UCLA scientists test electrical stimulation that bypasses injury; technique boosts patient’s finger control, grip strength up to 300 percent Elaine Schmidt for UCLA Newsroom | December 13, 2016 A spinal stimulator being tested by doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is showing promise…
SpinalCure is delighted to announce a major, five-year donation from the Neilson Foundation in support of spinal cord injury research. The donation will be a major boost in establishing groundbreaking neurostimulation research in Australia.
Likened to using gentle currents of electricity to ‘wake-up’ the spinal cord, neuromodulation is showing remarkable results in returning life-changing feeling and function to those with spinal cord injury – including unassisted standing, assisted walking, regaining of bladder and bowel control, improved sexual, autonomic and cardiovascular function and most recently, the return of some hand function in patients with quadriplegia.
The Neilson Foundation has generously donated $1 million, and pledged a further $2 million over four-years to SpinalCure to assist us in furthering this vital research.
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SpinalCure Australia, the not-for-profit dedicated to facilitating and funding research to end the permanence of spinal cord injury, is delighted to announce a major five-year donation of $3 million from the Neilson Foundation.
We are thrilled to share the news that the Penguin Bloom story is being adapted into a movie.
The film will be shot between Australia and Thailand and will be produced by Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Bruna Papandrea and Australian-based Emma Cooper. It’s also set to star the Academy Award nominated Watts as Sam Bloom.
‘Set on Sydney’s northern beaches, Penguin Bloom is the true story of a unique little bird that saves a family. Featuring the deeply personal images of photographer Cameron Bloom and an inspiring narrative by New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive (aka BTG) (The Blue Day Book), the story is a reminder that angels can come in all shapes and sizes.
Using mice models of spinal cord injury, scientists from Ohio USA determined whether gut bacteria dysbiosis – or, functional interruption – affects the recovery of neurological function in patients after a traumatic spinal cord injury. The researchers studied changes in the mice’s…