Research News Archive
Welcome to our research news page. Here you will find information on the latest research events, news letters, items in the press and other significant stories relevant to spinal cord injury and repair.
Spinal Research has committed £150,000 to develop a potential treatment for spinal cord injury in order to take it to clinical trials with paralysed volunteers.Read more
A team of researchers behind a study that enabled rats with a spinal cord injury to walk again are confident that they can begin human clinical trials with paralysed volunteers in the near future.Read more
A project part-funded by Spinal Research reaches a major milestone as first patient receives cell transplantation of their own cells – bringing us one step closer to potentially finding a repair for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.Read more
Spinal Research has recently committed to funding two new research projects which have the potential to be taken to clinical trials with paralysed volunteers. The projects will look at developing and testing the bacterial enzyme chondroitinase as a treatment for paralysed dogs, and improving recovery of function using gene therapy.Read more
We already know that some spontaneous nerve regeneration takes place after a spinal cord injury due to ‘plasticity’, the nervous system’s own limited ability to adapt and create new connections between cells (known as synapses) after trauma. Unfortunately, natural plasticity is limited and recovery remains disappointingly poor.Read more