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SpinalCure Ambassador Sam Bloom wins Gold at 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship

Everyone here at SpinalCure was overjoyed to hear that our Ambassador Sam Bloom won gold at the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surf Championship in La Jolla, California.  Everyone here at SpinalCure was overjoyed to hear that our Ambassador Sam…
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Rejuvenating the immune system supports brain repair after injury, study finds

A breakthrough Australian study has brought about a major paradigm shift in our understanding of the immediate and chronic inflammatory changes that occur following an injury to the central nervous system, i.e. the brain and spinal cord.   A/Professor Marc…

Watch the video: SpinalCure founders look back at the journey towards a cure

When SpinalCure was founded 25 years ago, the idea that a cure for spinal cord injury could one day be found was simply inconceivable. Thanks to advances in neuromodulation, cell treatments, inflammation control and technology that can bridge the gap…

NSW Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants now open for applications

The NSW Office for Health and Medical Research is now accepting applications for their NSW Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants, which are the result of intense advocacy work by SpinalCure Australia and its supporters.  Grants up to $2.5 million will…
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SpinalCure supports petition calling for NDIS access for people over 65

SpinalCure Australia would like to circulate the petition to the House of Representatives to call for legislative changes to “eliminate discrimination of older people with a disability”.  Older people are unable to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) after…

SpinalCure Australia supports six new research projects

SpinalCure Australia has announced six new small grants for spinal cord injury researchers from all around Australia, bringing the total number of research projects the organisation is supporting to eleven.  The support for these researchers was made possible by a…

SA study hopes to find ways to restore sexual function to people with SCI

A study at the South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute hopes to find how to help restore sexual function to people with spinal cord injury. The project is called Project SCIN (Spinal Cord Injury Neurosexuality) and involves people being shown adult…

Medical regulators warn against 'stem cell tourism'

Medical regulators have been warning against what’s known as ‘stem cell tourism’. Medical experts have warned that the downside of unproven stem cell treatments isn’t only that they won’t work, but they can be life-threatening, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.…

'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…