Press Releases

May 20, 2014 16:19 BST National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network To mark International Clinical Trials Day and the start of Dementia Awareness Week, the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network has released figures which show recruitment into dementia studies has increased by 13% in the last 12 months.

Aspire calls on MEPs and candidates to commit to supporting the European Accessibility Act

May 15, 2014 16:43 BST Aspire On Global Accessibility Awareness Day and in the lead up to the European elections Aspire, a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, is calling for all UK political parties to commit to supporting the European Accessibility Act.

May 14, 2014 22:00 BST Uppsala University In a new study published today in the journal Plos One, researchers at Uppsala University show that the harmful effect of smoking is aggravated if the person has high blood levels of PCB. This indicates that environmental contaminants interact with other risk factors for various diseases – a field the researchers claim is under-researched.

“The Reluctant Heroes” photography exhibition to be held on Spinal Injuries Awareness Day at the Aspire National Training Centre

May 14, 2014 09:14 BST Aspire Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport is hosting a unique photography exhibition entitled “The Reluctant Heroes” on Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day, Friday 16th May. The guest speaker at the event will be former GB Paralympian Andy Barrow. It will be held at the Aspire National Training Centre in Stanmore and will be open to the public from 2pm to 4pm.

May 12, 2014 16:23 BST Aspire On FRIDAY 16TH MAY Spinal Injuries Together, a group of the UK’s five major Spinal Cord Injury charities, will be joining forces to raise awareness of the life-changing effects of a spinal cord injury.

Science Stroke Art 2014 launches in Manchester for Action on Stroke Month

May 02, 2014 09:00 BST Stroke Association Over 200 people from Manchester celebrated the launch of Science Stroke Art 2014 on Thursday 1 May, with an innovative event at Manchester Town Hall to mark the start of Action on Stroke Month.

Brian Carlin’s 12 hour spinathon raises over £3,000

Apr 30, 2014 16:13 BST Aspire Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, the national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, successfully completed his 12 hour spinathon yesterday, raising over £3,000 for the charity.

Apr 28, 2014 16:00 BST Uppsala University It is generally well known that men have an overall shorter life expectancy compared to women. A recent study, led by Uppsala University researchers, shows a correlation between a loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells and both a shorter life span and higher mortality from cancer in other organs.

Team Nick takes on London to Paris Bike Ride

Apr 22, 2014 15:51 BST Stroke Association Jo Cann, wife of Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) chief executive Nick Cann who had a stroke in March 2013, is taking on a 300-mile sponsored cycle ride to Paris with former IFP President Julie Lord to raise thousands of pounds for Stroke Association.

Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, to attempt 12 hour spinathon

Apr 17, 2014 17:44 BST Aspire Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, the national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, will be celebrating his 16 years at Aspire by attempting a 12 hour spinathon. The event, known as “Brian’s Magic 12 Hour Spinathon”, will be held in aid of Aspire on Tuesday 29th April from 6:30am at the Aspire National Training Centre in Stanmore.