Melbourne based neurostimulation study focusing on hand and arm function – volunteers wanted

Volunteers needed for a Melbourne-based neurostimulation clinical trial hoping to improve arm and hand function for quadriplegics.

New trial using cannabis derivative for chronic pain following spinal cord injury

Half of all people with spinal cord injury (SCI) will develop chronic neuropathic pain—just one of the unseen effects that can be debilitating for the person with an injury. A clinical trial, funded through the $15m NSW Government grants offered…
Camila Quel de Oliveira

Camila Quel de Oliveira wins Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize 2021

We are excited to announce that Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira has won the Spinal Research Institute’s Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize 2021. Her article discusses her SpinalCure-funded research on the use of robotics to improve arm and hand…

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…
Embryonic Stem Cells

World-first study using adult-derived stem cells on spinal cord injury patients begins

The first clinical study using adult-derived stem cells with the aim of treating people with spinal cord injuries has begun in Japan, at Keio University. The research team, led by Prof. Masaya Makamura, an orthopedic specialist, and Prof. Hideyuki Okano,…
Physiotherapist with trial participant

Landmark trial aims to help people with spinal cord injury walk again

Wednesday 2 June, Sydney, Australia: Australian researchers are embarking on a landmark international trial which aims to help people with spinal cord injury walk again. Led by researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and primarily funded by SpinalCure Australia and…