One in six people suffer from a neurological disease like Parkinson and Alzheimer disease. And currently, none of these diseases have a cure - there are some therapies and medicines that can temporarily reduce symptoms, but no cure.
Traditionally, finding a cure to a disease happens from thousands of hours in a lab, then that discovery gets created into a vaccine. But what if we ditch this framework and look for a cure to the deadliest neurological diseases from the top down (literally). Starting at the brain and mapping out how the disease works and progresses, and creating a neurotech device that can mitigate and stop the disease from occurring or progressing. This is the radical kind of change that we talk about on the Luminexus podcast, and we are happy to be joined by Hannah Claridge, who’s work revolves around creating healthcare products to cure neurological diseases.
In this conversation we talk with Hannah about her work and research in Parkinson’s disease, and the process of designing, creating and bringing that healthcare product to market.