'How fracturing my neck made me want to give back to others'

Mitch Rule, from the Basin in Victoria, was playing Australian rules football in April this year when he suffered a brutal on-field collision that left him concussed and with fractured C6 vertebrae in his neck. Mitch, 25, was extremely lucky not…

Inflammation discovery opens window to better rehabilitation possibilities

Researchers from the University of Alberta have discovered that creating a mild inflammatory response improved a rat’s ability to relearn how to pick up pellets months after a spinal cord injury. “Time is of the essence,” explained lead researcher Karim…

Experimental drug restores some bladder function after spinal cord injury

Researchers from Ohio State University have tested a drug that is showing promising results to improve bladder function after a spinal cord injury. After a month-long treatment after spinal cord injury in mice, bladder volume decreased significantly to a level…

Stem cell trial to repair injuried spinal cord produces encouraging results

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a first-in-human phase I clinical trial in which neural stem cells were transplanted into participants with chronic spinal cord injuries produced measurable improvement in three of four subjects,…

Luna & Soul Active supports spinal cord injury research

  Getting active without compromising on your ethics. That’s the ethos behind new activewear label Luna & Soul Active by Melbourne-based yoga teacher and Mum Raja Soltani. Raja’s passion for fair, sustainable and slow fashion has shaped every part of Luna…