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Intermittent fasting and recovery

Intermittent fasting and recovery

Intermittent fasting alters the gut bacteria activity and increases nerve regeneration and recovery after spinal cord injury.

Favourite Pieces

Favourite Pieces

Our new Wings for Life collection is here – 100% of the proceeds go to spinal cord research.

Invaluable tool for clinical trials

Invaluable tool for clinical trials

The new web platform Neurosurveillance enables the analysis of many clinical data.

The Challenge of Everyday Life

The Challenge of Everyday Life

Wolfgang Illek has been paralysed from the neck down ever since a cycling accident that happened 18 years ago. What does his daily routine look like, you ask? Like this!

Infographic: This is how many projects we are funding this year

Infographic: This is how many projects we are funding this year

Thanks to our donors and the participants in the Wings for Life World Run, we are able to financially support 17 new projects this year.

Inhibition with a double positive effect

Inhibition with a double positive effect

Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, a certain compound consisting of glucose and proteins, are known inhibitors of regeneration. Removing now showed also a positive effect on inflammation after injury.

Did you know…

Did you know…

…that many paralysed people cannot sweat? Our colleague Wolfgang explains why and how that affects his body functions.

Max Verstappen auctions off his helmet for Wings for Life

Max Verstappen auctions off his helmet for Wings for Life

For the benefit of spinal cord research, the reigning World Champion is donating his original Austrian GP helmet.

Switches in the spinal cord

Switches in the spinal cord

Injury is shutting down the neural circuits contained in the spinal cord. Treatments should focus on turning those switches permanently ON.

Nico Langmann is Wings for Life Ambassador

Nico Langmann is Wings for Life Ambassador

Nico Langmann is one of the best wheelchair tennis players in the world. He is now joining forces with Wings for Life as an Ambassador.

Did you know that…

Did you know that…

…patients with spinal cord injuries often suffer from excruciating pain? Our colleague Wolfgang Illek is quadriplegic and knows why.

Big THANK YOU to all our World Runners

Big THANK YOU to all our World Runners

Wow, wow, wow! We are over the moon and would like to send a big thank you to all 161,891 participants worldwide. Together we raised 4.7 million for spinal cord research!