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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…
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SpinalCure announces continued support for research which could help find a cure for spinal cord injury by helping us better predict outcomes

SpinalCure is pleased to announce our continued support over three years for research that is examining the inflammatory response and predicting outcomes of new spinal cord injuries — essential for progress towards a cure. The research is led by Associate…

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…
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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…
Keith Evans, SpinalCure supporter

SpinalCure supporter profile: Keith’s close call

At 87 years old, Keith Evans was inspired to make his first donation to SpinalCure after reading ‘Penguin Bloom’. The Bloom’s honest true story of how their world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves Sam paralysed. Upon…
Sam Bloom at NeuRA trying neurostimulation

eWalk trial study lead, Simon Gandevia, explains the trial and the vision

Professor Simon Gandevia of NeuRA, lead scientist on the eWalk neurostimulation trial, explains how this gold standard trial is aiming to improve walking and other functions in people with incomplete spinal cord injury. This research was instigated by SpinalCure, and…
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#ReadySetTokyo: Our Aussie #Paralympics team gold hopefuls to keep an eye on…

From 24th of August through to the 5th of September, our eyes will be glued to the Paralympics in Tokyo 2021.  This year’s Aussie team will include numerous athletes who have suffered severe spinal cord injuries but have managed to…
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Do try this at home—Fundraise for a cure in a lockdown

Lockdown can feel like groundhog day, we get it! Raise money for a cure and break the monotony for yourself and others with these fantastic challenges. With two trials currently running in Australia, we are closer to a cure than…
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Tiny spinal cord stimulator could improve access to treatment

A tiny inflatable spinal cord stimulator has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge with the aim of making spinal cord stimulation more practical and accessible. While the device was developed for people with back or leg pain,…