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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The latest blog, news and events from nsif


nsif featured in Panorama World Exclusive

nsif featured in Panorama World Exclusive “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” So read a brochure at an Andy Warhol exhibition in 1968. Last week the nsif team basked in the truth of this prescient wisdom,…

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All My Sons

An easy but foolish assumption often made about medical research is that it happens all by itself. Somewhere, we instinctively tell ourselves, “they” are working on cures and vaccines for this and that, from which we all one day will…

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Annual Golf Day

Our annual golf event will be in August 2015 – dates to be announced shortly. It is two days of golf, luxury food and wine from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and once-in-a-lifetime prizes at the auction. For information on…

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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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