Victorian Jockeys’ Association backs spinal injury research

The Victorian Jockeys’ Association (VJA) is backing research for a cure for spinal cord injury and have given a generous donation for the past 2 years to SpinalCure, Australia’s leading funder of cure-related research for spinal cord injury. “Spinal cord…
Applying the electrodes

Funding Injection for Medical Research Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

MEDIA RELEASE Funding Injection for Medical Research Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients The Australian Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has announced $6M in funding for Project Spark, an Australian medical research collaboration that is developing…
Tommy Little presents over $100,000 to Project Spark

Media Release: Tommy Little hands over $103,520 cheque for world-leading experimental therapy for spinal cord injury

Sydney, 6 December 2022 Today, Comedian and Presenter Tommy Little handed over a cheque for $103,520 to Project Spark, a partnership between Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), SpinalCure and Spinal Cord Injuries Australia that has the potential to improve the lives…
A Prof Marc Ruitenberg (centre) with Dr John and Mrs Joy Yeo

A Prof Marc Ruitenberg receives prestigious Churchill Fellowship

Our heartfelt congratulations to Associate Professor Marc Ruitenberg from the University of Queensland’s School of Biomedical Sciences on being awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship. Dr Ruitenberg and his team are using the latest advances in single-cell and spatial sequencing technologies…

Victorian Jockeys’ Association backs spinal injury research

Media release 1 June 2022 Download this media release here. The Victorian Jockeys’ Association (VJA) is backing research for a cure for spinal cord injury, with a generous donation this week to SpinalCure, Australia’s leading funder of cure-related research for…

End the ‘do nothing’ decade for seniors with disabilities

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT AUSTRALIAN DISABILITY & AGED CARE ORGANISATIONS It’s time to end a decade of inaction over support for seniors with disabilities. Right now, people over 65 with significant disabilities are denied the same care, support and services delivered…

Minister Hunt accepts 30,000-strong petition & creates history-making $10m neurostimulation grant

Video by @cambloom Join us on the Project Spark journey and support our campaign to transform the lives of people with spinal cord injury. Read the full story: On Wednesday 30 March, Minister Greg Hunt accepted SpinalCure Australia’s 30,000-strong petition…
Walk on book cover with David Prast smiling on front

Pioneering work of quadriplegic recognised in book ten years after his death

The life of a remarkable quadriplegic from Perth who introduced an innovative model of exercise rehabilitation to Australia and helped pioneer research – which is now leading to spinal injured people gaining movement and even walking again – has been…
Ed Cummings kneeling between Sam Bloom in wheelchair and Lauren Park in wheelchair

Ed Cummings supports petition to fund new spinal cord injury research

More than 20,000 Australians live with a spinal cord injury, and SpinalCure Australia, with support from Ed Cummings and the Australian Jockeys’ Association, have launched a petition calling on the Federal Government to fund a nation-wide research project that could…