Research Showcase

Sydney is set to join an international multi-centre clinical trial using a neuroprotective drug known as riluzole. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Ralph Stanford will lead the clinical trial across three sites; the Prince of Wales Hospital, the Royal North Shore Hospital and Royal Rehab , with Chief Investigators, Dr Jonathon Ball and Dr Gerard Weber.
The 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.
The Spinal Cord Injury Network is a proud partner on an NHMRC grant awarded in November 2011 to investigate the factors that determine clinical outcomes and well being of people in the first 24 hours after sustaining a spinal cord injury.
The Spinal Cord Injury Network is pleased to announce Dr Gila Moalem-Taylor based at the School of Medicine, University of New South Wales, has been awarded the Network’s “Towards Translation Capacity Building Initiative” Grant. Funding of $320,000 will support Dr Moalem-Taylor’s new collaborative project “Modulation of gap junction channels for the treatment of spinal cord injury.”
The Spinal Cord Injury Network is a proud partner on an NHMRC grant awarded in November 2011 to investigate the factors that determine clinical outcomes and well being of people in the...
Why does spontaneous nerve fibre regeneration not occur in the mature CNS? It is well known that some human tissues, such as blood and bone, retain their regenerative capacity throughout...
Professor Alan Mackay Sim describes three clinical papers and two futuristic experimental papers that caught his eye in 2012. Clinical papers Bracken MB (2012) Steroids for acute spinal...
Prof Alan Mackay-Sim describes two papers on cooling the spinal cord. He explains how this approach may prolong the time during which surgical intervention can be effective. Background...
The Issue There can be no denying that a patient presenting to a hospital with an unstable spine should, if medically feasible, have their spine stabilised, either through surgery or some...
Background It is of course always encouraging to hear about bench-to-bedside developments in the use of cell-based transplants for spinal cord injury. The hope is that transplanted cells...