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What is neurostimulation and what is it used for in people with SCI?

What are the similarities and differences of TENS, FES, and spinal cord stimulation? Neurostimulation is changing the face of neurological rehabilitation as we know it. It has a wide variety of uses including pain relief, treatment for psychiatric diseases and…
Camila Quel de Oliveira

SpinalCure Scientist series: Dr Quel de Oliveira talks SCI research and robotics

SpinalCure speaks to Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira, the lead researcher on a study testing the feasibility of robotics-assisted game-based arm and hand rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). This study is funded by SpinalCure, due to its potential…
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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,…
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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…
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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,…
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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,…

June 2021: Spinal cord injury research update

We are at an exciting point with cure-related spinal cord injury research in Australia, with our landmark gold standard eWalk trial beginning. Great progress is also being made in other areas. Dollars are the major hurdle in expanding trials and access…