What if...

we could rewrite the future for the 3 million people worldwide living with spinal injury

nsif is a charity committed to funding research and development into curing spinal cord injury.

What if...

you could help to rebuild lives and rewrite history for millions of people

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.

Professor Ying Li

Professor Ying Li is a renowned research scientist in the field of spinal cord injury repair by cell transplantation in experimental models.  Professor Li, Professor Geoffrey Raisman and Dr Daqing Li have been working as a team for over two…

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Dr Daqing Li

Dr Daqing Li is a cell culture specialist working at the Spinal Repair Unit, the Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, UCL Institute of Neurology. \r\nHe carries out the central role of culturing and characterising the rat and human olfactory…

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Professor Geoffrey Raisman

Professor Geoffrey Raisman

We were deeply saddened to hear of Professor Geoffrey Raisman’s passing on 27th January 2017. Please read a tribute to him written by our founder David Nicholls here. Professor Geoffrey Raisman FRS was a world-class British neuroscientist who lead a dedicated…

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Dr. Pawel Tabakow

Dr. Pawel Tabakow

Dr. Pawel Tabakow is a leading neurosurgeon. He has received funding from nsif to pursue the clinical application of Professor Geoffrey Raisman’s research, having been inspired by the professor’s work. \r\nDr. Tabakow is a consultant neurosurgeon in the Department of…

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