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Parkinson's Awareness

BY CHRISSANKA CHRISTADOSS
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 08, 2012

Chrissanka Christadoss details the causes and effects of Parkinson's Disease, and encourages others to learn more about the illness so as to promote funding and research for its cure. 

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Back to the Land

BY NICK WALLACE
@ VOL 14 ON JUN 13, 2013

With sugary and inorganic food on the rise, Nick Wallace advocates for a shift back to Iowa's reliance on the land. He tells us stories of troubles throughout his life that he sees as a blessing in disguise, as these tough times encouraged him towards a healthy lifestyle and a return to his agrarian roots.

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Disaster Everted

BY JJ LEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

JJ Lee tells us a hilarious story of asteroid Q47, the trials of parenting and the power of the real superheroes in his family. 

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Understanding Cancer

BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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The Detriment of Alzheimer's

BY JEFFREY ILIFF, PHD
@ VOL 19 ON APR 20, 2016

Jeffrey Iliff is a neuroscientist at the Oregon Health & Science University to figure out what is going wrong in the brains of people as they develop Alzheimer's disease. His discovery of the brain's garage disposal, called the glymphatic system, has shed new light on why sleep is restoritive for the mind and why sleep disruption may contribute to the development of diseases like Alzheimer's later in life. 

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Do we take it for granted?

BY GAYLE HALL
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Haberdasher and creative Gayle Hall talks about the personal and emotive subject of her childs illness and the invaluable support and advice she was given from the hospital and people in the charity sector.

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My Body and I

BY STEVE SCHWARTZ
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Many chronically ill people in the world live with the sense that their bodies are waging war against them – that is, against the people they are. Steve believes that this is not only fruitless, it is self-destructive. Let's listen to his approach to two important questions: How can sick people remain sane? What would be a useful attitude to take? 

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Bacteria and water voles: A model system to help us understand disease

BY RICHARD HASSALL
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Richard Hassall presents his work on water voles in the North East of Scotland.

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Animal Eye Disease

BY NADZARIAH CHENG
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

A pioneering veterinarian in Malaysia that does extensive work in ophthalmology, Dr Cheng shares her in-depth knowledge about animal eye diseases

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Susana Soares

Not only did the second edition of PechaKucha Night in Trieste -- held late last year -- attract over 600 attendees, it also featured an intriguing mix of presenters. The event's organizer, EXTRASMALL's Vanna Coslovich, tells us about Susana Soares and her "BEE'S PROJECT." We had more than 600 people at PKN Vol. 2 in Trieste. The location was really fascinating: the old wholesale fruit and vegetable market on the city waterfront. Every day, early in the morning, the place serves for selling wholesale. It was the very first time the market opened its doors for a creative event. Presenters came from North Italy, as well as Slovenia, Austria, and Great Britain. The most original presentation was "BEE’S PROJECT" by Susana Soares, a London-based Portuguese designer. She employs design as a tool to explore future technological implications for public engagement and awareness. Have you ever heard that bees have a phenomenal odor perception? Susana Soares explained to the public of PKN Trieste how the bees can be trained within minutes using Pavlov’s reflex to target a specific odour, and their range of detection includes pheromones, toxins, and disease diagnosis. "BEE’S PROJECT" explores how we might co-habit with natural biological systems and use their potential to increase our perceptive abilities. We have always co-existed with these systems, but their potential was unknown. Susana’s work was also exhibited in “Design and the Elastic Mind” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Paola Antonelli, before becoming part of the permanent collection of the museum. Below, some more images from Susana's presentation.

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Kolektif Revey Twa

Presenting at PechaKucha Night in Mauritius Vol. 2, AIDS/HIV activists Kolektif Revey Twa brought their message to the audience. Organizer Stephen Ng talks more about the association, and what it means to the country. Kolektif Revey Twa -- literally "The Wake Up Collective" in Mauritian creole -- is an association of artists who are fighting against AIDS/HIV in Mauritius. It is estimated that there are 15,000 HIV positive people in the country -- for a population of 1.2 million, this number is actually quite alarming. One of the reasons for this number is the lack of sensitization and education about the disease and how it is spread, but also a lack of initiative from the authorities to tackle the problem effectively. The "Zarbiens," a group of creative people led by Stephan Jauffret-Rezannah, Nicolas Bastien-Sylva, and Emilien Jubeau (who presented at Vol. 1) have created this collective with the objective getting things moving, along with other associations. Their presentation at Vol. 2 was indeed quite moving. They came up in front of the audience with their masks to send a specific message that the AIDS infected people are unortunately seen differently and that it could be anyone of us. They explained their motivation and their goals, by using their talents to the profit of a very important problem...and that's without asking for anything in return. In fact, they have recently engaged themselves in a huge project to sensitize Mauritians of the AIDS/HIV problem. It will mainly involve the use of billboards in strategic areas of the country that clearly will send their message and hopefully make all of us get a better understanding of the disease and the people involved. They have been doing a tremendous job already by using their time and creativity, and the thing they are waiting on now is to get the necessary funding to get their latest project up and running. Local authorities and other private organisations have already promised to do so but they are still waiting for the actions. Unfortunately this is how it is in the country. Maybe that is a call for the PK Foundation to possibly help them out...a help for the whole of Mauritius...

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Getting Things Done Through ADD and Remaking the Brazilian National Anthem

Presentations Kerry Crawford has ADD, "real bad." She uses her presentation (from PKN Memphis Vol. 2) to not only explain what ADD really is and how it affects her, but also uses the disease to teach others how to get things done. We live in a world of remixes, and in his presentation (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Rafael Rosa offers up and sings his new version of the national anthem of Brazil. Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog are led by quite a few posters from PKN Hyderabad (Vol. 6-10, with a few examples below), as well as PKN Tijuana Vol. 1 (pictured above), PKN Cairns Vol. 5, and PKN Mendoza Vol. 6.  Calendar Tonight's (August 30) lineup includes the following events: PKN Sevilla Vol. 13, PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 21, PKN Christchurch Vol. 15, PKN Xalapa Vol. 12, and PKN Nashville Vol. 8. For tomorrow night, you can look to PKN Kumamoto Vol. 4. 

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Minor Urban Disasters

Each day we pass by what Ariel Schlesinger calls "Minor Urban Disasters". These can include, but are not limited to: lazy constructions, acts of frustration taken out on physical objects, and discarded or misplaced products.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day from PKN Tokyo Vol. 74, he points out the fact that most of us tend to overlook the humor, or sadness that can be found when coming into contact with these small peculiarities. One must have sympathy for the inanimate, for these senseless acts of human savagery and carelessness are vicious: cinder block heedlessly used to fill a circular window in Tel Aviv, a tossed-aside umbrella bent by some angry soul, bricks once painted with signs of guidance improperly re-situated, road signs knocked back by trucks not suited for the clearance height. Won't you open your heart to those who cannot defend themselves?

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The Future of Cancer Care

“With all these innovations, we’re left with a larger rate of cancer survivors.” Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. Though these patients may be cured of their original disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. In “The Future of Cancer Care” from PKN Maastricht Vol. 24, Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs.

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Understanding Cancer

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

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Between the Lines

"I began thisseries of newspaper cuts called Kenosis in 2011, after being diagnosed with late stage of Lyme disease. I wanted to engage with the world, but felt very isolated, so I grabbed New York Times. And because reading was difficult, I removed the words instead, because what we read affect how we see, so I started altering images as well." In Between the Lines from PechaKucha Night Beacon Vol. 5, artists Shanti Grumbine talks about how her experience with Lyme disease changed her artistic process to examine what's not there... by manipulating the NYTimes to show what shadows can reveal.

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Understanding Cancer

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

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Common Ground Ome

"I wanted to make an eye-catching feeling of a textile…and apply this result into the building skin." At PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Kevin So shares, Common Ground Ome, a student design project that recycling the existing industrial building for textile production, education and promotion. The under utilised situation in Ome reflects the distorted urban scenes negatively impact the development of a city. The sense of community in Ome is losing due to the natural disease to Plum trees and the dying textile industry. The common values are needed for recovering the city.

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Printing The Human Body

"You can put this in your lab, press print, go for lunch, come back and have some tissue." In "Printing The Human Body" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7, Dr. Anthony Holmes gives us an insight in to 3D bioprinting – a truly disruptive emerging technology. By enabling us to print human tissues and organs, it has the potential to revolutionise the way we understand and treat human health and disease and address the incredible shortfall of organs suitable for transplant in the globally.