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The ride of his life

The ride of his life

Fall off your bike and they say you should climb right back on. For Steven Dowd, that proved the greatest challenge imaginable

The right connection

The right connection

In various experiments, scientists have found that descendants of stem cells can make new connections in the injury sites. Now a team from California has discovered a new crucial piece of the puzzle.

Did you know that…

Did you know that…

spinal cord injury patients suffer from bladder problems? Our colleague Wolfgang Illek is quadriplegic and knows why.

20 Actionable Gold Nuggets

20 Actionable Gold Nuggets

A list of 20 points was created in Canada to help family physicians to follow the health of individuals with a spinal cord injury.

Scientific Meetings 2018

Scientific Meetings 2018

Researchers exchange their knowledge on congresses, symposia, and meetings. Here you'll find the scientific event calendar for 2018.

2018 is the year I’m going to be a dad

2018 is the year I’m going to be a dad

This is the time of year that most of you will start reflecting on the past twelve months. This year, I will not. Actually, the future is the only thing that counts for me now... Wolfang Illek´s thoughts.

5 Great Opportunities to Support Us

5 Great Opportunities to Support Us

You want to contribute to making spinal cord injury curable? Apart from the usual ways to donate, here are five extraordinary ideas you can use to support us over the festive period.

The Cord Club Returns in Style

The Cord Club Returns in Style

A special sensory experience and an evening full of surprises, created exclusively for The Cord Club.

The Stem Cell Connection

The Stem Cell Connection

Researchers in California are investigating whether stem cells can be integrated into and connected with the spinal cord’s tissue. Their goal: to lay the groundwork for a breakthrough therapy

We fund ReNetX Bio with $7M

We fund ReNetX Bio with $7M

Wings for Life has made a significant commitment to ReNetX Bio, a biotech startup that is advancing a cutting-edge therapy for chronic spinal cord injury to clinical trial.

Intermittent hypoxia improves hand use

Intermittent hypoxia improves hand use

Using lower levels of oxygen improves hand function in chronic spinal cord injury patients.

“This Evening Creates Hope”

“This Evening Creates Hope”

A mountain hut in Flachau with a first sprinkle of snow, a pleasant meeting attended by more than a hundred invited guests, and an incredible donation - this was our Gipfeltreffen 2017.