On Thursday 22nd May, BBC 2's Horizon programme launched the Longitude Prize 2014. The Longitude prize is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund to help solve one of the greatest issues of our time. Six areas have been identified and one will be awarded the main focus of the Longitude Prize. One of the areas identified is paralysis. And as we all know, TM and similar conditions such as NMO can cause paralysis. We know that paralysis affects many aspects of life not just movement, and these include health, access and employment. Should the area of paralysis win the vote, the challenge set will be to invent a solution that gives paralysed people sustainable freedom of movement, improving the user’s quality of life and alleviating some of the broader challenges of paralysis. Voting for the Longitude Prize is open now until 25 June and we encourage you to vote for paralysis in order to aid the progression of work in this area. Find out more about the Longitude Prize and how you can vote for paralysis at www.longitudeprize.org
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