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Your Weekly Parkinson's News Update for the Week of 8.26.19

Monday August 26, 2019
Fatigue in Parkinson's is Associated with
Lower Diastolic Blood Pressure
Medical Xpress
Fatigue is a common debilitating symptom in Parkinson's. A novel research study has found that fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's are associated with small but persistent reductions in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) throughout the day, report scientists in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $5 Million to Explore Genetics of Parkinson's in African, East Asian and Indian Populations
Business Insider
Genetics has revolutionized understanding, measurement and therapeutic development for Parkinson's, but most studies to date have included only individuals of European descent. This initiative builds on research in Africa, East Asia and India to better define Parkinson's and point to new treatment options for the millions of people worldwide who live with the condition.  
Exosuit May Make Walking Easier for those with Parkinson's, MS
"The exosuit was created by a Harvard design lab team led by Conor Walsh, a professor of engineering and applied sciences at Harvard University. The research team published its findings this month in the journal Science.
The exosuit is like the new cool cousin of the exoskeleton. It’s much lighter at about 11 pounds and adaptable to the person from moment to moment.Turn the suit on and it works with a wearer’s gluteal muscles to increase hip joint torque, making walking and running motions more achievable.Turn it off and it hangs comfortably like an average pair of pants."