Press Releases

May 14, 2012 17:01 BST Uppsala University Paediatric brain tumours preserve specific characteristics of the normal cells from which they originate – a previously unknown circumstance with ramifications for how tumour cells respond to treatment. This has been shown by Uppsala researcher Fredrik Swartling together with colleagues in the U.S., Canada and England in a study that was published today in the distinguished journal Cancer Cell.

Aspire receives responses from London Mayoral candidates on Wheelchair Accessible Housing

May 02, 2012 11:30 BST Aspire Aspire has received responses from three candidates following our briefing that was sent to all candidates for the Mayoral election about wheelchair accessible housing in London.

Aspire Housing is shortlisted for prestigious UK Housing Awards 2012

May 01, 2012 11:49 BST Aspire Hot on the heels of our evening at Speaker’s House, and the preparation of not one, but two new Aspire Houses, comes the news that we’ve been shortlisted in the UK Housing Awards 2012.

Apr 16, 2012 09:00 BST Gambro Gambro introduces SelectBag® Citrate to improve quality of life for hemodialysis patients. Improving quality of life for hemodialysis patients is a primary goal of the innovative new SelectBag® Citrate concentrate from Gambro — the unique citrate-containing, acetate-free dialysis fluid for regular hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration treatment.

Apr 12, 2012 17:00 BST Uppsala University About 300 000 years ago humans adapted genetically to be able to produce larger amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. This adaptation may have been crucial to the development of the unique brain capacity in modern humans. In today’s life situation, this genetic adaptation contributes instead to a higher risk of developing disorders like cardiovascular disease.

Apr 12, 2012 15:00 BST Uppsala University There is a connection between phthalates found in cosmetics and plastics and the risk of developing diabetes among seniors. Even at a modest increase in circulating phthalate levels, the risk of diabetes is doubled. This conclusion is drawn by researchers at Uppsala University in a study published in the journal Diabetes Care.

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.