Winners of Peter Blundy Small Grants announced

SpinalCure Australia is delighted to award four small grants to spinal cord injury (SCI) researchers to assist with their career development and research advancement. The support for these researchers was made possible thanks to a generous bequest by the late…
Stewart Yesner

SpinalCure Australia’s founder dies

Stewart Yesner, 67, the founder of SpinalCure Australia and Spinal Research UK (previously ISRT, the International Spinal Research Trust), has sadly died. Incredibly sad news. Stewart’s indefatigable determination to overcome all in pursuit of building a meaningful organisation to combat…

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.
Kevin Ring

Kevin Ring – and why supporting SpinalCure is so close to his heart

Horse racing is clearly in the blood when it comes to Kevin Ring. As a former jockey, Kevin rode with distinction for over 30 years before becoming involved with the Tasmanian Jockeys’ Association, where he has held a number of…

What are your thoughts on improving bladder and bowel function with nerve stimulation?

A group at CQ University, under the supervision of Dr Vanesa Bochkezanian, is conducting a survey to find out people’s  perceptions around using nerve stimulation devices to help manage bladder and bowel problems. The devices can either be implanted or…

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…

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…

Central Coast market stall raises $1,172 for spinal cord injury research!

Carrol Stubbs had the idea to raise money for SpinalCure after she was given a number of plant pots from her daughter and son-in-law who had been landscaping their garden. She decided to put them to good use and enlisted…

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…