Active lifestyles can help damaged nerves heal after spinal cord injury, study finds

Leading an active lifestyle may increase the likelihood of damaged nerves regenerating after a spinal cord injury, new research has found. Early-stage findings, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, come from studies in mice and rats with spinal cord…

Two patients with complete spinal cord injuries walk again

Two patients with complete spinal cord injuries have walked again after participating in a study at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky, USA. Kelly Thomas was 19 when the truck she was driving veered off the shoulder of the road.…

'Team 22' helps spinal cord injury survivors enjoy a better life

Team 22, a Victorian charity raising funds for spinal cord injury survivors, will be officially launched tonight – Friday, April 12 – at the MCG in Melbourne during the Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs game. This is as the Victorian Wheelchair Football League returns for…

Study discovers key role of neuronal feedback in spinal cord injury recovery

A study published on CellReports sheds light on how a specific type of neuronal feedback from sites below a spinal cord injury can play a crucial role in the rehabilitation process. Understanding this process in more detail can help design rehabilitation strategies…

Brain implant could help people with severe paralysis communicate

A device the size of a small paperclip, created to give people with severe paralysis the ability to communicate again, has been approved for its first-in-human clinical trial, which will be at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. The Stentrode is a…

Curcumin and resveratrol 'can help with spinal cord injury recovery,' studies show

Two new studies have shed light on the possible healing properties of foods containing curcumin and resveratrol for patients with spinal cord injury. Curcumin ‘can play important role in SCI recovery’, study says A new study published on Springer Link says curcumin…

Scientists grow mini-brain in a dish that connects to spinal cord

  Scientists have grown a miniature brain in a dish that linked up to a mouse’s spinal cord and surrounding muscles – an advance that promises to accelerate the study of injury or degeneration of axon tracts, such as spinal…

Spinal cord stimulation study gives paralysed patients hopes for voluntary movement

University of Minnesota researchers are aiming to treat 100 volunteers with epidural stimulators in their E-STAND clinical trial. They recently published early results of the first two patients. And it’s good news for everyone with a spinal cord injury (SCI)…

Spinal cord injury research could bring 'huge cost savings' to insurance industry

SpinalCure Australia’s CEO Duncan Wallace has reminded the insurance sector of the huge potential for the industry arising from spinal cord injury research. Mr Wallace was addressing a luncheon hosted in Sydney’s Darling Harbour by the NSW Reinsurance Discussion Group (RDG).…