Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tag: Scotland

Scientists find a new way to regrow nerves in spinal injuries

In experiments on rats with spinal cord injuries, the rodents improved their walking ability following treatment. Researchers have demonstrated a novel method that might regrow nerve cells at the site of spinal injuries. Writing in the...

A paraplegic scuba diver is helping disabled swimmers achieve their dreams

Nine years after a terrifying scuba accident crushed his spine, a paraplegic scuba diver is back in the water helping disabled divers. Rich Osborn, 30, was teaching scuba diving on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus...

Wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympics: All you need to know

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut in Torino in 2006. Teams are comprised of male and female athletes who have a physical impairment in the lower half of their body. This can include spinal-cord injuries,...

Para-football gave Colin Shields ‘something to work towards and enjoy’

Colin Shields is on the brink of representing his country at a sport he loves, something that would have been inconceivable seven years ago when an accident at work left him paralysed. The 37-year-old has...

Sugar could hold key to treating paralysis victims, experts hope

A NEW method of treating spinal cord injuries with the potential to reduce paralysis in patients has been developed by scientists in Scotland. Researchers at Glasgow University and colleagues at the University of Liverpool believe...