This video summarises the findings of research by A/Prof Marc Ruitenberg and his team, into leukocyte fluctuations in traumatic spinal cord injury. The published paper provides the first detailed description as to how the nature and level of a spinal cord injury impacts on the inflammatory response, and in turn, how this response affects outcomes in terms of recovery and infection. The findings are particularly important as they allow researchers to model/predict recovery, and will likely help to prove the effectiveness of new clinical treatments.
The research was published, open access, in Clinical and Translational Medicine.
SpinalCure is proud to have helped fund this excellent research.