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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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The Christopher Tickle Fund reaches an incredible fundraising milestone for nsif

25th February 2015

The Christopher Tickle Fund, long-time supporters of nsif, have reached an incredible target: they have donated £60,000 to nsif for scientific research into curing paralysis. Every pound donated to the work going on in Poland and the UK, led by…

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Claire’s school talks 2015

17th February 2015

nsif patron Claire Lomas will be continuing to wow school children all over the UK this year, inspiring them to grab life’s opportunities and show determination when faced with its challenges. Claire is a horsewoman and top-level eventer turned motivational…

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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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