In this post, you’ll read what we’ve been up to for the last year or so. You’ll learn what we’ve created and how it might benefit you and the Parkinson’s community. We’ll talk about what people with Parkinson’s really want, and why doctors, drug companies and much of scientific research have been failing them. We’ve been thinking outside the box, and we think you’ll like it. This is not a scientific article, it is written so that non-scientists can understand it and get a sense of our progress.
We’ve made some progress in the construction and testing of the machine. Concerns about heat and dust infiltration were solved (we hope) by inserting high open area, low open size woven mesh sheeting over the top and side grills. This will act as a filter that can be cleaned using compressed air. Also, we placed an exhaust fan over the hottest spot on the grill in order to keep interior temperatures reasonable.
Is the copper link strong in Parkinson’s disease as well? Initial runs of the algorithm are pulling up potential causal associations to redox-active metals like crazy. Very, very preliminary runs. But watch out for more on the associations between copper and Parkinson’s disease. It may be a general feature of many neurodegenerative diseases.
- Description: “Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that trigger the onset and enhance the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by preventing the clearance and accelerating the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain. That is the conclusion of a study appearing today in the journal Proceed…“
- Source Link: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3916
posted on our Facebook fan page: Stop Parkinson’s Disease
Primary dust and sand vulnerability from the top grill. Don’t forget, this unit must be small, portable and very powerful. See how cramped everything is inside? I’ve never built anything like this before. A portable mini supercomputer. Many challenges…
Here you can see the side grill. There’s also the same open metallic material on top. The only problem is that the computer is going to be running 24/7 and will be hot. So any dust in the air will find its way in due to the constant running of the fan. I have an idea though…
Here you can see big SATA cables to the primary SSD drive and the optical drive, as well as 16GB of RAM memory.
Needed an additional small fan to cool the power supply. Finding patterns in medical databases generates so much heat!
Not only do I need smaller screwdrivers, but it’s so tight in there that I need to find something at an angle!
Adding a second SSD card that will provide super fast indexing and paging for the operating system and also various memory intensive programs.
What may look to you like a mess of wires and circuit boards, to me is a work of art. It is a mini supercomputer!