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…
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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…

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…

Neurostimulation helps three paralysed people walk again

In a world first, researchers at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, have used epidural neurostimulation to help two paralysed people to walk again. The study used a combination of locomotor training and electrical stimulation to help regenerate communication between the…

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…

Human stem cells may provide new scalable source of replacement cells for spinal cord injury

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have successfully created spinal cord neural stems (NSCs) from puripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispering throighout the spinal cord and…

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…