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…

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.

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…
Joanna Knott, David Prast and Perry Bartlett smiling with text: Podcast regenerative medicine potential for spinal cord injuries

SpinalCure co-founders speak about regenerative medicine and spinal cord injuries

Regenerative medicine is showing massive potential for treatments with health issues previously unthought-of when it comes to the growth of cells in the brain, heart, pancreas, liver, kidney, eyes, ears, and muscles. Philip Clark, from ABC’s Nightlife show delved into…
Scientist looks through petrie dish

New panel of experts aims to ‘mend the gap’ in spinal cord injuries

A new international team of 32 scientists has joined forces to identify areas of promising research in spinal cord injuries. Their first project aims to mend the tiny gaps that form after a traumatic injury, writes Tom Elphick, SpinalCure Community…

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…
Image of spine showing nerves and where break in spinal injury occurs

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…

Three spinal injured people able to walk with support in new Swiss study

Another spinal cord electrical stimulation study has resulted in three people with complete spinal cord injuries (SCI) walking while supported. This Swiss study has further cemented neurostimulation as the most promising research avenue for SCI recovery. SpinalCure is set to…
Prof Simon Gandevia

SpinalCure scientist series: Prof. Simon Gandevia on how he became interested in science and spinal cord injuries

Professor Simon Gandevia is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, and is the Deputy Director of NeuRA and Senior Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC. He is also the Study Lead for the eWALK trial, funded and initiated by SpinalCure, along with…