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Your Weekly Parkinson's News Update for the Week of 8.19.19

Monday August 19, 2019
Using Math to Help Treat
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Other Conditions
Science Blog
By taking calculations of the misfolding proteins in conditions like Parkinson's, it may be possible to project when and how to prevent future pathological changes in the brain.
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are using mathematical methods from control theory, combined with the physics of protein aggregation, to make theoretical predictions on how and when to intervene using drugs.
University of Washington Technology Innovation
Grad Students are Looking for Your Feedback
University of Washington
UW researchers are gathering feedback from the Parkinson's community to understand the gap between patients's needs and solutions. Then, they will try to build a device or system satisfying patients' needs in terms of functionality, portability, and price. Use the above link to a survey and provide your experience as a person living with or impacted by Parkinson's.
The research team consists of software developers, a hardware developer, and a designer, so we are capable of building an actual solution with our skillsets. This project is not only a research project but, thanks to your input, will actually create a feasible device and system.  
How I Came to Accept my Parkinson’s Diagnosis
The Globe and Mail
“'It’s about hope," he said of another trip to the operating room.
And humor.
Our group can laugh at its expense. When we meet every month or so, the conversation always turns to what crazy-sounding new development is out there.'