Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: London

Record-breaking wheelchair team pulls plane at Heathrow to help disabled flying charity

https://youtu.be/0myh0ib7T7g UK charity Aerobility has joined forces with British Airways and Heathrow Airport Ltd to set a new record for the Heaviest aircraft pulled over 100m by a wheelchair team. On the 23 November 2018, the...

Retracting Staircases Transform Into Wheelchair Lifts Democratising Access Across London

In an inspiring example of inclusive design, Sesame Access offers a solution to one of wheelchair-users biggest difficulties when navigating the urban environment. The UK-based company creates invisible wheelchair lifts, concealed within bespoke staircases...

Ed Jackson: Dragons rugby player on his battle to walk again

Saturday, 8 April, 2017 was the day that changed the life of rugby player Ed Jackson forever. The Dragons number eight had just finished lunch at a family barbecue near Bath. But one "freak" moment later...
Tim Morris pushing himself farther

Tim Morris pushing himself farther

Ten years ago, personal trainer Tim Morris suffered the unimaginable: a T-4 level spinal cord injury after a rollover car accident that left him in a month-long coma with a broken neck, back, ribs,...

‘Spinal tap’ saving crash victims from life in a wheelchair: Breakthrough nerve-preserving procedure could...

Spinal injury victims could be spared from paralysis thanks to a breakthrough nerve- preserving procedure developed by British doctors. It is the first treatment to tackle inflammation of the spinal cord, which can occur...

Paralysed Irishman’s inspiring invention will help others living with spinal cord injuries

A MEDICAL engineer from Gloucestershire who was paralysed as a teenager is hoping his pioneering invention will help improve the quality of life for thousands of others like him. Sean Doherty was just 18 when...

Scientists pinpoint molecular signal that drives and enables spinal cord repair

Researchers from King's College London and the University of Oxford have identified a molecular signal, known as 'neuregulin-1', which drives and enables the spinal cord's natural capacity for repair after injury. The findings, published today...

I went from trauma clinician to patient with life-changing injuries

I was a healthy physiotherapist cycling to work when I was hit by a car – and suffered the injuries I used to treat In November 2008 I was cycling through Greenwich Park as part...

How humans, monkeys recover from paralysis

Humans and monkeys exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, new research shows.Spontaneous improvement occurs during the first six months after a spinal cord injury, allowing a hemiplegic patient to recover partial motor control. The neuronal mechanisms underlying this extensive recovery in primates are nearly absent in laboratory rats, researchers said. "Research on rats is essential for developing regenerative therapies, but rodents show fundamental differences from primates in terms of neuronal reorganisation and functional recovery," say researchers.

London’s bionic man making impressive strides

Mitch Brogan is among those rare few who refuses to take no for an answer. When doctors told him he would never walk again after suffering a spinal cord injury in 2006 that left him...