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Finding a cure means funding a cure. nsif raises money to pay for innovative medical research that will help put lives back together. On 21st October 2014, a significant medical breakthrough was announced to the world. Despite this, every year around 130,000 people suffer a spinal injury and there is still no treatment available. With your help, we can make this a set back, not a sentence. Make a difference today and donate.

Breakthrough

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 therapy, followed by intensive rehabilitation over a period of more than…

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Background

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. \r\nThe recent breakthrough towards…

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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. Dr. Tabakow is a consultant neurosurgeon in the Department of…

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