The University of California, Berkeley has announced their plans to expand their disability research program. This initiative will again give credit to Berkeley for their involvement in the advancement of disability studies. “The disability rights movement was born in Berkeley and has flourished here,” said Gibor Basri, vice chancellor for the Division of Equity and Inclusion. “It’s fitting that this campus should continue to advance disability research that benefits the world.”
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Even though inclusive education has increased, many kids with disabilities still feel excluded during playtime and recess, leaving them on the sidelines as observers and not active participants. Researchers from the University of Leeds engineering and sociology departments are working together to make playtime fun for all kids by taking out the barrier often present when a child has a disability.
Spinal cord injuries have resulted in life-changing and permanent injuries for over a million Americans. According to data released recently by Ohio State University, there are over 1.3 million people in the United States who are living with a spinal cord injury.
Experts estimate nearly 27 million people in the United States are afflicted with osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, with 60% of them being women. Two-thirds of the people over age 65 have osteoarthritis and those numbers are expected to climb as baby boomers age. There is currently no cure, so the emphasis is on effective treatment. It can be a major cause of disability and lead to a great amount of pain and stiffness in the joints. Yet good news comes out of The University of Nottingham. By a fluke of fate, researchers discovered a simple illusion can drastically reduce — and sometimes temporarily eliminate arthritic pain in the hand.
University of Tennessee Seeking Individuals for Research Project: Assessing Physical Activity in Wheelchair Users
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.
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.
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.