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nsif is the dedicated funder of research at the forefront of treating paralysis caused by spinal cord injury

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Benenden School raise over £5,000 with a 24 Hour Squash Tournament

16th January 2015

For 24 hours between the 10th and 11th of January, Benenden School in Kent took part in a squash tournament to raise vital funds for the research we fund at nsif. Aiming to get 4 people on the court at any given…

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7 places left on our Super Hero run!

22nd January 2015

On the 17th of May head down to Regent’s Park and join others in funding a cure to spinal injury! Don your favourite costume and help raise vital funds for nsif! We only have 7 places left on our Super…

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What if...

millions of people could walk again

What if there was a cure for paralysis? What if one of the most desperate things to happen to a person…could be undone? Here at nsif the work we are funding has already made a significant breakthrough that could potentially lead to a treatment for spinal injury.

What if...

we told you we’d taken the first step on an incredible journey

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Off Duty Cookbook

Off Duty Cook Book

Off Duty is a cookbook written and published in aid of nsif. Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Delia Smith, and Rick Stein are just a few of the chefs who invite us into their own home kitchens and share delicious, easy-to-prepare dishes. Just £25 including postage.

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Our Research


For the first time in history, scientists have recorded the reconnection of severed long spinal nerve fibres… This has huge implications for the future of research into spinal injury. Through cell transplantation surgery, followed by intensive rehabilitation over a period…

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The procedure being developed today is based on research by Professor Geoffrey Raisman and his team based at the UCL Institute of Neurology. Dr. Pawel Tabakow was inspired by this research to develop a clinical procedure. The recent breakthrough towards…

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