Riluzole Clinical Trial for Spinal Cord Injury in Australia
Sydney and Adelaide will join an international multi-centre clinical trial using the drug Riluzole. The Phase II clinical trial, known as RISCIS will be led by Dr Ralph Stanford across sites in Australia. The Spinal Cord Injury Network funded a feasibility study to conduct the trial in Australia and facilitated regular meetings to bring the sites together. It is believed riluzole may improve neurological recovery, reduce inflammation, and protect damaged neural tissue after injury.
Research and Clinical Trials
Congratulations to Rachel Schembri, for being awarded ‘best oral presentation’ at the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of ISCoS in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Also, congratulations to Rahul Mohan for winning the ‘best abstract award’ at the joint symposium of the 4th International Neural Regeneration Symposium, the 6th International Spinal Cord Injury Treatments and Trials Symposium, and the 9th Asia Pacific Symposium on Neural Regeneration in Nanjing, China. Both Rachel and Rahul were recipients of the 2014 travel grants in memory of Rosalind Nicholson.
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 www.hmri.com.au/2014/06/exercise-best-medicine-spinal-injury-recovery/ 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