2010: Continuous growth


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As Wings for Life turns 10, we take a look back at what has happened over the years. Today our retrospective takes us to the Year 2010.

42 research projects
... have been funded.

One of these projects
... . examined the potential positive effects of several cells of the olfactory mucosa for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (Sue Barnett, University of Glasgow). Cells with the properties of stem cells can be found in the olfactory mucosa, which among other things, have the ability to form nerve sheath. Indeed, this project could discover a positive effect on building the myelin sheath but functional improvements could not be achieved.  

“Zeig Rückgrat, schenk Flügel“
... was a charity project, which impressed us in particular. Three students from Tyrol were able to gather 40,000 Euros through various Fundraising activities for spinal cord research.



Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber
... enjoyed designing their own T-shirts for the Wings for Life collection.



Our first TV-spot
... with our Wings for Life ambassador David Coulthard was shown for the first time on Austrian TV. Our goal was to make people aware that spinal cord injury can affect anyone and to raise money for research.



In London
... our first Wings for Life outpost was officially inaugurated.  

The Team
... gains 4 new members.

20 papers
... were published.

Also read our 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 retrospectives.