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).…

Spinal cord injury – it's not what you think

To the uninitiated, a spinal cord injury often means simply ‘not being able to walk’. The reality? It’s much worse. Today is World Spinal Cord Injury Day, an important, international day to bring awareness to a condition that many people don’t…

3D-printed nerve stem cells could help repair damaged spinal cord

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have designed a device that could reconnect the damaged spinal cord. A silicone guide, covered in 3D- printed neuronal stem cells, can be implanted into the injury site, where it grows new connections between…

Paralyzed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again

Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn’t completely severed. Why don’t the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers now provide insight into why these nerve pathways…

Natural compounds sourced from Australian plant could aid in the repair of injured spinal cord

Natural compounds sourced from Australian dessert plants could help stimulate cells and aid in the repair of spinal cord injuries. Researchers from Griffith University are studying how these compounds can be incorporated into the cell transplantation process to improve recovery after…

Mind rehabilitaton may help in recovery after spinal cord injury

A study from Heriot-Watt University has uncovered that the mind plays a pivotal role in rehabilitation after spinal cord injury. The Edinburgh researchers said a change in the way people view their surroundings after injury can make it harder to carry out…