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Tiny spinal cord stimulator could improve access to treatment

A tiny inflatable spinal cord stimulator has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge with the aim of making spinal cord stimulation more practical and accessible. While the device was developed for people with back or leg pain,…
Do the Narna's trainer Daniel Bowman

‘Doing the Narna’ for spinal cord injury research

Tony Robinson, part-owner of gelding Do The Narna, has generously promised to give all his profits from the gelding’s racing career to SpinalCure. Tony is a great mate to SpinalCure Australia Director Gary Allsop, who he calls ‘the great persuader’.…
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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,…
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Lloyd’s annual golf day raises over $28,000 for research

SpinalCure Australia would like to thank Lloyd’s Australia for hosting their sixth  annual charity Golf Day on Thursday 11 March, 2021 at Sydney’s Concord Golf Club. Participants generously helped raise $28,602 which will be invested to help find a cure…
A/Prof Marc Ruitenberg

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…
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A common drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury

Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research in mice suggests, Ohio State News reports. In the study, mice treated with gabapentin regained roughly…
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US trial to compare transcutaneous and epidural spinal stimulation

A trial at the University of Washington which aims to compare two types of electrical stimulation is recruiting, to see which of these approaches is best for improving leg function in people with incomplete spinal cord injury. The trial will…

Climate change and spinal cord injury

An article published on the journal Nature on October 21, 2019 calls for discussions about climate change and disability to take into consideration the impact that climate change has on people with spinal cord injury. People with SCIs “remain the most vulnerable to the…
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Polymerised estrogen shown to protect nervous system cells

Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA, have developed a promising new biomaterial that could offer targeted treatment to the damaged spinal cord tissue, preventing further damage after the initial trauma caused by an injury. In…