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Oct 29, 2013 15:37 GMT Aspire Active mother of two, Joanne Rayment recently qualified as a fitness instructor through the multi-award winning InstructAbility Programme. Joanne is one of many newly qualified disabled fitness instructors who are proving that disability is no barrier to a career in the fitness industry.

Disabled fitness instructors show their skills to Harrow Mayor

Oct 28, 2013 10:34 GMT Aspire The Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Nana Asante, visited Aspire National Training Centre (ANTC) on Friday to learn more about inclusive fitness and the award winning InstructAbility programme.

Aspire and Sanctuary Housing launch a new accessible temporary home for people with Spinal Cord Injury in Aylesbury

Oct 22, 2013 16:06 BST Aspire Aspire, a leading charity supporting people paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, will be launching a new Aspire House in Aylesbury in partnership with Sanctuary Housing, a national provider of general rented, market rented, sheltered and home ownership accommodation, on Friday 25th October 2013 at 11.00am.

Multi-award winning disabled fitness instructor programme at Stoke Mandeville

Oct 09, 2013 14:27 BST Aspire A previous patient at Stoke Mandeville Hospital has become a successful fitness instructor and now there is an opportunity for other unemployed, disabled people to follow in his path. InstructAbility graduate, John Smith, was inspired to become a fitness instructor so he could help other people who have gone through traumatic injury to find a positive way forward.

Sep 24, 2013 06:00 BST Uppsala University It was previously thought that the two test methods signalled the same type of asthma. But a new study, led by researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that the methods actually signal two different inflammatory processes. With the tests used in combination, the chances are probably greater for the patient to receive just the right treatment.

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.