ImagiNg SPInal cord injury and assessing its pREDictive value. A quantifiable multi-centre spinal cord neuro-imaging project: INSPIRED
Spinal Research project identifies molecule that could help restore movement and sensation in people paralysed by a spinal cord injury
Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Oxford have identified a molecular signal, known as ‘neuregulin-1’, which drives and enables the spinal cord’s natural capacity for repa
The third Summer School took place this year in Hattingen, near Düsseldorf in Germany.
As reported in our last Connections, the best chance of spinal cord repair will most likely come from “combining therapies”. Electrical stimulation (ES) is increasingly viewed as an important part
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity and the Masonic Samaritan Fund have together donated almost £42,000 towards Cambridge research into a potential new target for spinal cord injury repair.
One of our funded scientists, Dr Philippa Warren of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, has successfully recovered breathing function in laboratory animals using a combination therapy.
Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, Spinal Research funded study shows
EPISODE 5 – SPINAL RESEARCH
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 (olfactor
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 treatment with specialised cells taken from his
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 u
During the last decade, the bacterial enzyme chondroitinase has emerged as a promising intervention to treat spinal cord injury; numerous studies have demonstrated its effect in reducing scarring,
Spinal Research’s CEO, Jonathan Miall is leaving after 13 years at the helm.
Rooprai Spinal Trust’s very valuable alliance with Spinal Research is generating much-needed funds to facilitate more groundbreaking research into helping people with spinal cord injuries.
WHO – the World Health Organisation – has just released a new report on the impact of spinal cord injury around the globe. It summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care
Four new strategic projects have been approved for funding by the trustees. A summary of each project is detailed below.
Researchers from nine different countries attended the Spinal Research conference in London this Autumn to discuss the latest scientific breakthroughs that could help reverse paralysis for people i
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Ruth, previously a Trustee and long-term supporter of Spinal Research, is a Senior Vice President at Pfizer and Chief Scientific Officer at Neusentis.
Over the past few years, Spinal Research has continually extended its research funding which has necessitated an increased focus on education and influencing policy development.
The next 12 months is set to be an exciting time for Spinal Research as we take significant steps towards clinical trials with paralysed volunteers.
Spinal Research has recently committed to funding three new research projects which have the potential to be taken to clinical trials with paralysed volunteers.
Improving hand function
Spinal Research has received a funding boost of £25,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to help fund research into spinal cord repair.
Spinal Research last night held a Research Reception on the future of chronic spinal cord injury repair, with a focus on the bacterial enzyme chondroitinase.
The Government is to announce the setting up of a £10m science research centre on the site of the Olympic drug-testing laboratories in Harlow, Essex.
Positive news on walking-based rehabilitation from Nicolelis Lab in US/Brazil regarding brain-robot training in spinal cord injury.