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Daily Archives: December 19, 2009

Crippled rugby star undertakes an odyssey on a hand-cycle

Published: December 19, 2009

He will complete the equivalent of a marathon every day – powered only by his arms.

When David Millar was paralysed in a rugby match 20 years ago, doctors told him he would need round-the-clock care for the rest of his life.

The Scotland Under-21 cap has proved them wrong and is now setting out to help others in their own journeys to rehabilitate after serious injury by embarking on an epic journey across New Zealand using a hand-cycle.

Getting a kick out of research

Published: December 19, 2009

ING121809spinal_RGB_12-19-09A Dalhousie University professor and an international team of researchers have discovered what makes us kick.

Dr. Rob Brownstone, along with colleagues in New York and Scotland, discovered a group of nerve cells that are critical to regulating how much force muscles use when performing movements.

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