Category Archives: Progress

These are posts written by either Dr. Steve or Dr. Ben relating to the progress of this project

The Parkinson's Fighting Machine

The Parkinson’s Fighting Machine

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.

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Filter and Fan

Progress on The Machine: added mesh filtration and exhaust fan.

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.
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Copper and Parkinson's

Copper and Parkinson’s disease: Is it a cause as well?

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

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