Latest News Archive News

Life After Spinal Cord Injury – podcast 28/11/2014

Dr Mark Bacon of Spinal Research joins Arron Williams, Chris Yeates and David Holmes in the fifth of their podcasts on Life After A Spinal Cord Injury. They discuss the work of Spinal Research, the advances being made and the science behind spinal cord and the effect of injury throughout the body.

Read more

Further commentary on the news from Poland 28/10/2014

Following the widespread coverage of last week’s exciting announcement of the successful treatment of a paralysed man in Poland, Darek Fidyka, by Professor Raisman and his team using OECs (olfactory ensheathing cells), we look back on the week’s developments and answer some key questions.

Read more

Spinal Research Supports the Development of OECs 23/10/2014

Spinal Research has had a long standing interest in the development of OECs and has spent over two million pounds on their development, including the work of Professor Geoffrey Raisman. Research into spinal cord injury hit the headlines this week following the news that a paralysed man in Poland has regained the ability to walk after […]

Read more

Tonight’s Panorama programme 21/10/2014

We look forward to seeing more details in this evening’s BBC Panorama programme (BBC 1 at 22.35, Tuesday 21 October) about the treatment of Darek Fidyka, a paralysed patient in Poland, in a study using olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs), led by Prof Geoff Raisman of UCL’s Institute of Neurology working with a surgical team in Poland.

Read more

Treating paralysed dogs using chondroitinase 13/10/2014

During the last decade, the bacterial enzyme chondroitinase has emerged as a promising intervention to treat spinal cord injury.

Read more