Posts Tagged 'research'

University of Tennessee Seeking Individuals for Research Project: Assessing Physical Activity in Wheelchair Users

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The Exercise Physiology lab at the University of Tennessee is conducting a study addressing a new method of measuring physical activity energy expenditure in wheelchair users. The lab is seeking 10 to 20 subjects in the Knoxville, TN, area.

Posted by Cary Wing Mar 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Virtual Valet: Using an iPod Touch to Park Cars

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After ranting about stupidity not qualifying as a disability to park in an accessible space, I got a kick out of researchers developing a Virtual Valet to park cars.

Posted by Tessa Feb 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Blue M&M’s, Gatorade and Jell-O Linked to Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

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We all know that albino animals have pink eyes and skin.  So why is this albino lab rat blue?  According to new research, the same blue food dye found in M&Ms, Jell-O and Gatorade could be used to reduce damage caused by spinal cord injuries. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected the compound Brilliant Blue G (BBG) into rats suffering from spinal cord injuries, the rodents were able to walk again, although with a limp, CNN reports.

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Microchip Will Allow Individuals with Paraplegia to Exercise Paralyzed Limbs

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Engineers have developed a microchip muscle simulator that will enable people with paraplegia to exercise their paralyzed muscles.

Posted by Jennifer Green Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Just Sitting There Can Kill a Person!

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A new study has proposed a link between the amount of time a person spends sitting, and death. While most of us have heard that a lack of physical activity has been shown to contribute to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity; we did not know that the discussion has ranged as far as linking simply sitting to early death.

Posted by Tanya Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments