Press Releases

Healthspan Team Takes to the Streets of London to Support Eye Research

Sep 10, 2013 16:06 BST Healthspan Healthspan Team Takes to the Streets of London to Support Eye Research - Supporting Fight for Sight every step-of-the-way .

Sep 06, 2013 09:22 BST Aspire Aspire, a leading charity supporting people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, will be launching an Aspire house in Middlesbrough in partnership with Habinteg Housing Association, on Friday 27th September 2013 at 10.00am.

Paralympic Legacy Project to be delivered in Lewisham

Aug 08, 2013 10:37 BST Aspire A disabled man from South West London who cannot talk has become a successful fitness instructor and now there is an opportunity for other unemployed, disabled people to follow in his path.

Aug 05, 2013 07:20 BST Uppsala University Why many diseases lead to calcifications in the brain is not known. New insights into the genetic causes of familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (FIBGC), also referred to as Fahr’s disease, pinpoint brain pericytes and a defective blood-brain barrier (BBB) as likely culprits in brain calcification. The findings were recently published in the journal Nature Genetics.

Aug 02, 2013 09:30 BST Uppsala University Researchers at Uppsala University and Yale University have identified a new mutation in adrenal gland tumor cells as a probable cause of hypertension. The findings were recently published in the journal Nature Genetics.

Aspire and Places for People launch a new accessible temporary home for people with Spinal Cord Injury in Newcastle

Jul 31, 2013 15:07 BST Aspire Aspire, a leading charity supporting people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, will be launching the first Aspire house in Newcastle in partnership with Places for People, one of the largest property management, development and regeneration companies in the UK, on Friday 2nd August 2013 at 10.45am.

Swedish company Hövding awarded by the Epilepsy Foundation

Jul 11, 2013 14:28 BST Hövding Hövding is pleased to announce that the Epilepsy Foundation has awarded the Epilepsy Innovation Seal of Excellence to Hövding (www.hovding.com) for the anticipated development of an Airbag Protection Helmet for People With Epilepsy. The SEAL comes with a $25,000 prize.

Jul 01, 2013 09:59 BST National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network A report released by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network shows that more than 630,000 NHS patients in England took part in clinical research studies last year.

Jun 27, 2013 11:54 BST Uppsala University A new study reveals that all children with Crohn’s disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus – an enterovirus – in their intestines. This link has previously not been shown for this chronic inflammatory intestinal disorder. The findings are being published today in the latest issue of the international journal Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.

Jun 26, 2013 06:13 BST Uppsala University An international research team led by Swedish scientists has used a new method to investigate obesity and overweight as a cause of cardiovascular disease. Strong association have been found previously, but it has not been clear whether it was overweight as such that was the cause, or if the overweight was just a marker of another underlying cause.