Category Archives: Spinal Cord Injury

One person affected by spinal cord injury every four hours, new figures show
March 28, 2019

With recent research revealing that one person is diagnosed with a spinal cord injury every four hours, a number of leading charities have urged the Government to increase the support available.

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Leading clinicians call for availability of SMA drug
March 7, 2019

A number of UK clinicians have today published an open letter calling for access to Spinraza treatment.

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Scientists “reverse” long-term spinal cord injuries in animals
November 29, 2018

A team of scientists believe that many of the long-term effects of spinal cord injury could be “reversible” after curing symptoms in animals.

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Men with severe spinal injuries take first steps after revolutionary new treatment
November 1, 2018

Three men with supposed life-long paralysis are able to walk again after taking part in an innovative new medical trial.

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Salamander may point the way to helping paralysed people walk
April 24, 2018

A Mexican salamander, known as the axolotl, could play an important role in helping paralysed people walk again. This is according to new research from a university in America.

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Researchers able to predict recovery from spinal cord injuries
March 13, 2018

An international team of researchers has been able to predict the long-term recovery prospects of spinal injury patients for the first time.

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Competition launched to raise awareness of spinal cord injury
December 21, 2017

A group of university students are taking part in design competition aimed at raising awareness of spinal cord injury.

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Drugs-based therapy to help free patients from ventilators
October 24, 2017

A new drugs-based therapy could help patients with spinal cord injuries to restore their breathing, ultimately enabling them to move away from ventilators.

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Zebrafish “self-healing” powers may pave way for new spinal cord treatment
July 27, 2017

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh hope that a breakthrough study could pave the way for new treatments for people with spinal cord injuries, the BBC has reported.

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Specialist facility offers new hope to spinal cord injury patients
July 11, 2017

The Princess of York was recently invited to open a state-of-the-art spinal cord facility.

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