Clinical trial

Mayo Clinic (USA): Clinical trial of mesenchymal stem cells for traumatic SCI

Led by Dr Allan Dietz at the Mayo Clinic, this clinical trial will investigate the safety and potential therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stem cells derived from the patients own adipose tissue (body fat). Eligible participants include those with sub-acute or…
Sam Bloom and Prof Sylvia Gustin

ABC Podcast: Sam Bloom and Prof Sylvia Gustin discuss SCI and cutting-edge research

SpinalCure Ambassador talks about her journey and her hopes for the future.  She is joined by Prof Sylvia Gustin who recently received $2.5million from the $15m SCI research fund that SpinalCure secured in the 2019/20 NSW state budget. Prof Gustin…
Therapist helps patient to walk

Sim­ul­tan­eous elec­trical and mag­netic stim­u­la­tion helped a spinal cord in­jury pa­tient re­gain the abil­ity to walk

Prior case studies have shown that synchronised stimulation of the brain and limb nerves strengthens neural connections and, thus, can restore patients’ mobility. Now, researchers at the BioMag Laboratory in Helsinki, Sweden have, for the first time, looked into the…
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a neuron. Thomas Deerinck, UC San Diego National Center for Microscopy and Imaging

Stem Cell Grafts Make Functional Connections In Spinal Injuries In Mice

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine used neural stem cells to “patch” up the damaged spinal cord of mice. They then used a specialized technique called calcium imaging to follow the development of new stem cells as they integrated…
Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet officially open the SCI Research Centre

NSW Minister Hazzard and Treasurer Perrottet announce the successful applications for the NSW Government’s $15m investment in SCI research.

SpinalCure was pleased to initiate and work with the NSW Government to establish this $15million grant round. Fifteen applications were received by the NSW Office of Health and Medical Research and assessed by an international panel of SCI researchers. The…

Current state of transcutaneous neurostimulation research for SCI

A team of researchers from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, Minnesota, has released an overview of the current state of research of transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation for voluntary movement after spinal cord injury. See the paper

Restoring the sense of touch to a 'complete' quadriplegic using a brain-computer interface

For the first time, a team of scientists, doctors and researchers led by Battelle and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have demonstrated that a person with a clinically complete spinal cord injury (SCI) can use a brain-computer interface…

Ward off respiratory problems by exercising breathing muscles

Those with quadriplegia can exercise their inspiratory muscles to reduce respiratory complications — important results from a clinical trial by Dr Claire Boswell-Ruys and the team at NeuRA — especially in light of the current pandemic.  Respiratory complications remain a…
A/Prof Marc Ruitenberg

Rejuvenating the immune system supports brain repair after injury, study finds

A breakthrough Australian study has brought about a major paradigm shift in our understanding of the immediate and chronic inflammatory changes that occur following an injury to the central nervous system, i.e. the brain and spinal cord.   A/Professor Marc…