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SpinalCure supporter Headlands Distilling Co, steps up to help fight COVID-19

Towards the end of last year we posted a story about Headlands Distilling Co. and the support they have given SpinalCure Australia to fund spinal cord injury research. One of Headlands’ founders, Dean Martelozzo, is a paraplegic so our quest…

Facebook live chat with Dr Sachin Shetty

Our sincere thanks to Dr Sachin Shetty MBBS, MD(PMR), FAFRM(RACP), FFPM(ANZCA), Director of the Spinal Injuries Unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital, for presenting a Facebook Live Chat discussing concerns regarding SCI and covid-19. Dr Shetty spoke for 40…

A message from SpinalCure on COVID-19

As global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, we are concerned by the escalation in the number of cases of the virus in Australia. This highly contagious virus affects our respiratory systems and is therefore extremely concerning for those…

Nerve transfer surgery restores hand function and elbow extension

Australian surgeons have restored hand and elbow function in 13 young adults with complete quadriplegia by attaching functioning nerves above the spinal injury to paralysed nerves below the injury.  Two years after the operation, and following intensive physical therapy, the…

In UCLA study, magnetic stimulation of lower spine eliminates need for catheter for up to 4 weeks

In a study of five men whose injuries occurred five to 13 years ago, UCLA neuroscientists stimulated the lower spinal cord through the skin with a magnetic device placed at the lumbar spine. The research is the first to show…

3D-printed nerve stem cells could help repair damaged spinal cord

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have designed a device that could reconnect the damaged spinal cord. A silicone guide, covered in 3D- printed neuronal stem cells, can be implanted into the injury site, where it grows new connections between…

Human stem cells may provide new scalable source of replacement cells for spinal cord injury

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have successfully created spinal cord neural stems (NSCs) from puripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispering throighout the spinal cord and…

Paralyzed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again

Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn’t completely severed. Why don’t the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers now provide insight into why these nerve pathways…

Natural compounds sourced from Australian plant could aid in the repair of injured spinal cord

Natural compounds sourced from Australian dessert plants could help stimulate cells and aid in the repair of spinal cord injuries. Researchers from Griffith University are studying how these compounds can be incorporated into the cell transplantation process to improve recovery after…