23/04/2019Whether 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.
23/04/2019Kobe, 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.
19/04/2019With 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.
17/04/2019The 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.
17/04/2019Animal-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.