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What are bone marrow stem cells?

For more than about 40 years our medicine system is using stem cells to treat various diseases. These cells are very different from that of our normal cells; these are identical cells which are not differentiated, whereas our normal cells are individualized cells which offer structure and functioning of the body. 615 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

‘Understanding the Lives of Older People with Vision Impairment’ (VI).

A blog for the small event held at the Thomas Pocklington Trust on May 9th 2017 and co-funded by the BSG.

Sight loss affects people of all ages but is more prevalent with increasing… 1,246 more words


Blind Photography Workshop in Dublin

I´m working for a Berlin-based project called Photo Narrations – Pictures for the Blind and Sighted. We organise photography workshops for people with vision impairments. The idea developed when photographer Karsten Hein was taking photos of people with sight loss for one of his exhibitions. 862 more words


My Life Through the Looking Glass

Written by Blake Martin, double bassist, as part of C Natural’s Breaking the Silence series.

I have retinoschisis.

It is a form of macular degeneration which usually goes unnoticed until one reaches their 70s or 80s. 1,460 more words

Musicians' Health

When you're teaching at a medical conference, listen to your audience!

After the UMDF conference last year, I thought about all the people I saw with a vision impairment. How could I help? I submitted a proposal for a workshop addressing the needs of people coping with vision loss and their loved ones. 725 more words


It was 1981, or so I think, when I was about eight. Mom and three of
my siblings were returning from a visit to our grandparent’s house, 529 more words


Testing a website for accessibility

The following article looks at testing a websites accessibility by utilising online accessibility evaluation tools. For the sake of this exercise, a simple website has been created with HTML & CSS components. 482 more words