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Sydney is set to join an international multi-centre clinical trial using a neuroprotective drug known as riluzole. Read more

This media release was provided to the Spinal Cord Injury Network by the SpineCare Foundation. Read more

The National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) in Melbourne has released an overview that highlights three key forums on brain and spinal cord injury, conducted in January to July 2014.  Read more

The Network is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Travel Grants in Memory of Rosalind Nicholson are: Read more

This story was originally published on the Hunter Medical Research Institute website at Read more

Thousands of Australians are injured at work every year; for many the injury is serious and changes their life forever. Two of Australia’s peak bodies for spinal cord injury, the Spinal Cord Injury Network and the Spinal Research Institute, have joined forces to launch an initiative called Pause for Safety, that they hope will dramatically reduce workplace accidents. Read more

For one young Melbourne couple, this Valentine’s Day will be particularly romantic. February 14 will be one week befre Jason Ellery, 27, marries his high school sweetheart Nicole Brockman, 26.  Read more

Marnie GracoThe Spinal Cord Injury Network is pleased to announce that Marnie Graco based at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at Austin Health has been awarded the Network’s inaugural PhD Scholarship. Marnie’s project “Towards better management of obstructive sleep apnoea in acute tetraplegia” aims to improve sleep, and therefore the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury. Up to 83% of people with acute tetraplegia have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) which has been linked to; poor health, problems with memory, learning and concentration. Read more

December 3rd marked the ‘International Day of People with Disability’ for 2013. We were pleased to partner with photographer Sue Murray and Accessible Arts to pilot a new initiative called "MySCI / Imagine Me": a series of self-portrait photographic workshops to raise awareness and foster greater community understanding towards people living with spinal cord injury.  Read more

The Prime Minister, the Honorable Tony Abbott MP and the Minister for Health, the Honorable Peter Dutton MP announced the outcomes of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants and fellowships for funding, on October 23rd 2013. Read more