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…

The Neilson Foundation makes major donation in support of spinal cord injury research

We are pleased to announce the ongoing support of the Neilson Foundation which has donated a further significant gift towards SpinalCure’s quest for a cure. Funding from Mr Kerr Neilson and the Neilson Foundation has been pivotal in bringing neurostimulation…
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…
Image of Gwenyth in the garden with red tulips

Gwenyth MacNamara’s generous legacy

Gwenyth MacNamara’s great passions in life were her family, St Kilda football club and horse racing.  She also lived much of her life with debilitating back pain after a car accident followed up with a laminectomy, which probably wasn’t very…
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…
Scientist injecting stem cells into test tubes

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…
Keith Evans, SpinalCure supporter

SpinalCure supporter profile: Keith’s close call

At 87 years old, Keith Evans was inspired to make his first donation to SpinalCure after reading ‘Penguin Bloom’. The Bloom’s honest true story of how their world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves Sam paralysed. Upon…