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…
The spine

‘Dancing molecules’ repair spinal cord injuries in mice

For decades, spinal cord injuries have remained one of the hardest injuries for scientists to treat because nerves in our spinal cord have a limited ability to repair. But a new study from Northwestern University in the United States has…
David Prast in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

David Prast Achievement Award launched

In partnership with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA), we are excited to announce the launch of The David Prast Achievement Award. In memory of the very remarkable Mr David Prast, the Award celebrates his dedication and pursuit of excellence and…
Image showing the human urinary system

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,…
Marc Ruitenberg in his lab

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…
Embryonic Stem Cells

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…
Physiotherapist with trial participant

Landmark trial aims to help people with spinal cord injury walk again

Wednesday 2 June, Sydney, Australia: Australian researchers are embarking on a landmark international trial which aims to help people with spinal cord injury walk again. Led by researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and primarily funded by SpinalCure Australia and…