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Photo: Diabetic foot; Copyright: Penn Medicine

Certain strains of bacteria associated with diabetic wounds that do not heal

23/04/2019

Whether a wound – such as a diabetic foot ulcer – heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound. A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found specific strains of the common pathogen Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are associated with wounds that do not heal.
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Photo: Universiade Memorial Stadium in Kobe; Copyright: City of Kobe

Kobe to host 2021 World Para Athletics Championships

23/04/2019

Kobe, Japan, has been announced as the host of the 2021 World Para Athletics Championships, the first time the country has staged the competition. It will be the 10th edition of the World Championships with around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries set to compete at the Universiade Memorial Stadium.
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Photo: First official characters of Paralympic video game; Copyright: JP Games

First Paralympic video game to be created

19/04/2019

With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games opening in just over 500 days’ time, the IPC has announced the creation of its first official video game, with the aim of boosting the popularity of Paralympic sports.
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Graphic: A silhouette of a wheelchair dancing couple; Copyright: panthermedia.net/StellaL

Bonn to host 2019 World Para Dance Sport Championships

17/04/2019

The 2019 World Para Dance Sport Championships are coming to the home of the Paralympic Movement in Bonn, Germany. From 29 November to 1 December, more than 210 athletes from 20 countries will light up the dance floor in the former German capital.
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Photo: A woman with a guinea pig; Copyright: REHAB Basel

Animal-assisted therapy improves social behavior in patients with brain injuries

17/04/2019

Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. These were the findings of a clinical trial conducted by psychologists from the University of Basel and published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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