• <span>Wings for Life World Run </span><br>

    Wings for Life World Run


    Together we are running for those who can´t.

  • <span>Everyday Life with a Spinal Cord Injury </span><br>

    Everyday Life with a Spinal Cord Injury


    Tina shares how she manages life as a tetraplegic.

  • <span>Your donation at work </span><br>

    Your donation at work


    In Atlanta spinal cord injury patients are treated with lower oxygen levels.

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    Fundraising is fun and easy


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Spinal Cord Injury must become curable

Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Our mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. We fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.  

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“When It Comes to Research, You Need to Stay Focused”

“When It Comes to Research, You Need to Stay Focused”

Our Scientific Director Jan Schwab is among the top researchers in the field of spinal cord injuries. His speciality: the paralysis of the immune system.

Staying the Course

Staying the Course

Many valuable medical discoveries never reach the patient. They fail at the Valley of Death. Now, a whole series of new measures has been introduced to help the situation.

Join the Wings for Life World Run

Join the Wings for Life World Run

The global charity run continues on May 7. You can join your favorite event or run anywhere with a virtual Catcher Car.

Drug shows stronger motor recovery

Drug shows stronger motor recovery

The early administration of gabapentinoids improves motor recovery after spinal cord injury in humans.

Fitness First, Cottons, London, UK

Free Runners Workshop

Fitness First, Cottons, London, UK

Fitness Challenge Day

Scientific Meetings March/April

Scientific Meetings March/April

Researchers exchange their knowledge on congresses, symposia, and meetings. Here is the scientific event calendar for March and April.

Novel therapeutic strategy

Novel therapeutic strategy

Promising result: A molecule called Netrin-1 seems to protect the spinal cord after an injury by increased cellular survival.

Did you know that ...

Did you know that ...

spinal cord injury patients have to endure spasms? Our colleague Wolfgang Illek is quadriplegic and knows why.

Cell research: regeneration, not blocking

Cell research: regeneration, not blocking

How can one convert harmful cells into useful ones? A Munich-based stem cell expert and a neurobiologist from Stockholm have dedicated their research to finding the answer.