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Mar 23, 2012 08:04 GMT Uppsala University An important step towards developing a rapid, inexpensive diagnostic method for autism has been take by Uppsala University, among other universities. Through advanced mass spectrometry the researchers managed to capture promising biomarkers from a tiny blood sample. The study has just been published in the prestigious journal Nature Translational Psychiatry.

Joe Gilbert carries the Torch for the London Olympics and Aspire!

Mar 20, 2012 10:58 GMT Aspire Aspire’s very own Joe Gilbert, Maintenance Manager, has been selected as a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer. Joe was nominated by Director of Operations Tasha Webster for his commitment to wheelchair basketball

2011: A broken back. 2012: Fighting back. A 220 mile run in 8 days.

Mar 16, 2012 12:39 GMT Aspire In 2011 Vicky narrowly avoided a spinal cord injury when she was hit by a falling rock whilst rock climbing in Patagonia. She was really lucky to survive. Now she and her friend Anna are running 202 miles in 8 days to raise funds for people with spinal cord injury who were not so lucky.

Aspire Research on Continuing Healthcare

Mar 15, 2012 10:40 GMT Aspire Aspire has undertaken research looking into continued healthcare provision for people with Spinal Cord Injury and disabled people.

New Instructability Course comes to Hillingdon

Mar 14, 2012 10:49 GMT Aspire Instructability is a pioneering course by Aspire and YMCAfit. We provide free training to anyone over 16, disabled, unemployed and living in a London Borough. The course gives participants the skills, knowledge and confidence to begin their fitness career. Successful completion of the course will lead to an internationally recognised qualification, the CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.

Aspire aquires two new houses for people with spinal cord injury

Mar 13, 2012 11:25 GMT Aspire Aspire research with some of the UK’s Spinal Injury Centres shows that 20% of patients are discharged from hospital into nursing homes. In most cases, this is simply because an accessible property isn’t ready for them. Still more go to homes that have yet to be adapted, whilst others end up using hotels or staying with friends and family.

Aspire is Charity of the Year!

Mar 05, 2012 11:31 GMT Aspire Aspire is proud to announce that we are the winners of the JustGiving Charity of the Year People's Choice Award for 2012! JustGiving said,"We were overwhelmed by more than 800 nominations for the 2012 JustGiving Awards. Some made us smile, some tugged on our heartstrings, and each one was inspirational."

Aspire wins Award!

Feb 23, 2012 12:12 GMT Aspire Aspire is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Best Companies Two Star Accreditation and we came 33rdin the Sunday Times 100 Best places to work in the Not for Profit Sector! This year The Sunday Times Best Companies and Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For lists have been derived from entries of 254 organisations.

Aspire Independent Living Advisor Training

Feb 21, 2012 13:28 GMT Aspire The Aspire Independent Living Advisors (AILAs) undertook training last week to help them facilitate conversations with patients with spinal cord injury. The training began with a focus on the Independent Living Advisors' knowledge of Aspire. All the AILAs were given a scenario to role play, which was filmed. The videos were then played back to the group to be reviewed.

Feb 02, 2012 17:00 GMT Uppsala University In a recent study led by Uppsala University, the researchers compared the DNA of identical (monozygotic) twins of different age. They could show that structural modifications of the DNA, where large or small DNA segments change direction, are duplicated or completely lost are more common in older people. The results may in part explain why the immune system is impaired with age.