Research Showcase

A US study published in the journal Spinal Cord has found it takes an average of almost four years to find a job after a spinal cord injury. Secondary and tertiary qualifications, reduced...
Post Doctoral Fellow Dr Jillian Clark outlines the highlights from the Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society Meeting (ANZSCoS) 2010 Conference (1-3 September, Adelaide) The ANZSCoS...
Spinal cord injury not only affects nerve cells but also the blood vessels in the damaged region of the cord. Such blood vessel damage can be a major problem, leading to bleeding,...
Group-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy interventions have been used for the past few decades with excellent results to assist people to improve their management of chronic pain. This...
As one of the most successful strategies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries in animal models, many of us will be aware of olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs). OECs are specialised...
This month we present an innovative piece of research work that fills a gap in the currently available animal models for spinal cord injury research. Most spinal cord injury research is...
A clinical trial in Atlanta, Georgia, is proof that informed public debate is the key to medical advance IF I'm honest, my first reaction to recent reports that the first human embryonic...
We are 2009 occupational therapy graduates who attended and presented a research paper for the first time at the ANZSCoS conference held in Adelaide this year. This article will discuss...
The latest in how human embryonic stem cells are being put to use to treat spinal cord injuries and other debilitating conditions. History was made this month when a patient in Atlanta...
(Reuters) U.S. doctors have begun treating the first patient to receive human embryonic stem cells, but details of the landmark clinical trial are being kept confidential, Geron Corp said...