COVID vaccination and spinal cord injuries

Are you concerned about having the COVID vaccine? In the below video, Dr Sachin Shetty, Director of the Spinal Injuries Unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital and SpinalCure Board Director talks through common concerns around COVID-19 vaccinations for people…

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…
Olympics rings with Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

#ReadySetTokyo: Our Aussie #Paralympics team gold hopefuls to keep an eye on…

From 24th of August through to the 5th of September, our eyes will be glued to the Paralympics in Tokyo 2021.  This year’s Aussie team will include numerous athletes who have suffered severe spinal cord injuries but have managed to…

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…

Curcumin and resveratrol 'can help with spinal cord injury recovery,' studies show

Two new studies have shed light on the possible healing properties of foods containing curcumin and resveratrol for patients with spinal cord injury. Curcumin ‘can play important role in SCI recovery’, study says A new study published on Springer Link says curcumin…

Scientists grow mini-brain in a dish that connects to spinal cord

  Scientists have grown a miniature brain in a dish that linked up to a mouse’s spinal cord and surrounding muscles – an advance that promises to accelerate the study of injury or degeneration of axon tracts, such as spinal…

Spinal cord stimulation study gives paralysed patients hopes for voluntary movement

University of Minnesota researchers are aiming to treat 100 volunteers with epidural stimulators in their E-STAND clinical trial. They recently published early results of the first two patients. And it’s good news for everyone with a spinal cord injury (SCI)…

Spinal cord injury research could bring 'huge cost savings' to insurance industry

SpinalCure Australia’s CEO Duncan Wallace has reminded the insurance sector of the huge potential for the industry arising from spinal cord injury research. Mr Wallace was addressing a luncheon hosted in Sydney’s Darling Harbour by the NSW Reinsurance Discussion Group (RDG).…