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many paralysed patients experience difficulties when coughing? Our colleague Wolfgang explains why and how that affects his body functions.

Therapeutic acute intermittent hypoxia

Therapeutic acute intermittent hypoxia

Scientist from Florida report about the use of therapeutic hypoxia in rehabilitation.

Year in Review – This Was Our 2021

Year in Review – This Was Our 2021

One team – one goal: a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Milestone for RESET Study

Milestone for RESET Study

Clinical trial for the very first therapy of paralysis in chronic spinal cord injury.

“The Accident Just Happened”

“The Accident Just Happened”

Former pole vault athlete Kira Grünberg sat down with us to explain what a spinal cord injury means for a woman in particular and why she still hopes to have children one day.

Dancing molecules

Dancing molecules

In an experiment with molecules in motion, US scientists were able to reverse paralysis. As a gel they are injected directly into the spinal cord.

Unveiling the scar

Unveiling the scar

After injury a scar develops in the spinal cord tissue. A scientific team led by Jonas Frisén and Christian Göritz uncovered some interesting facts about its development and structure.

The Labyrinth of Science

The Labyrinth of Science

The path to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries is not straight, but winding and abounding with deviations. But what are the biggest hurdles on this path, and how can science overcome them?

What is the impact of rehabilitation?

What is the impact of rehabilitation?

Volker Dietz analyses an important question: does rehabilitation lead to significant improved motor function compared to spontaneous recovery alone?

New guideline for patients available

New guideline for patients available

Which experimental treatments should be considered as reliable? And how are clinical trials carried out? A newly edited guide is providing much needed answers.

We are funding 20 new projects!

We are funding 20 new projects!

After this year’s Decision Meeting, we are going to fund 20 new projects. This means in total 64 studies worldwide are being funded by Wings for Life to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Spinal cord injury under the microscope

Spinal cord injury under the microscope

A group of Uruguayan scientists revealed how spinal cord injury alters structure in important key cells.