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Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington’s disease

October 17, 2019

UCLA research identifies a potential strategy that may lead to treatment for the disorder. A new study examining…
Study gives clues to the origin of Huntington’s disease, and a new way to find drugs

September 18, 2019

The first signs of Huntington’s, an inherited disease that slowly deteriorates bodies and minds, don’t typically surface until…
Taking out the Protein Garbage Becomes More Difficult as Neurons Age

July 25, 2019

Cells dispose of harmful “trash” through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional…
Vierstra (center) works with postdoctoral research associate Fionn McLoughlin (left) at his laboratory in McDonnell Hall. (Photo: Whitney Curtis/Washington University)
Tidying up: A new way to direct trash to autophagy

April 10, 2019

Researchers find new way to clean up cells; discovery could aid attack on human disease. Marie Kondo herself…
Digital technology in management of Huntington’s

December 11, 2018

Researchers at Cardiff University are exploring how digital technologies, such as wearable fitness trackers, can be used to…
Two-Faced Molecule Could Lead to Huntington’s Disease Treatment

September 24, 2018

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Biomolecular Design and Discovery (IBD) and Center for Nucleic Acids Science and…
Huntington’s disease starts in childhood

September 10, 2018

The findings of the study, by Cardiff University, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Lund University, which looked at brain…
Double time limit for embryo research to further research into IVF, synthetic embryos and gene editing

August 16, 2018

In countries which already permit embryo research, there are no “compelling moral arguments” why the time limit for…
Joint Resolution: A Link Between Huntington’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 16, 2018

Using new analytic tools, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Icahn School…
Decoding the structure of huntingtin

February 22, 2018

Mutations on a single gene, the huntingtin gene, are the cause of Huntington’s disease. They lead to an…
Altering Huntington’s disease patients’ skin cells into brain cells sheds light on disorder

February 9, 2018

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s…
Uncovering the early origins of Huntington’s disease

February 2, 2018

With new findings, scientists may be poised to break a long impasse in research on Huntington’s disease, a…
In Huntington’s Disease, Traffic Jams in The Cell’s Control Center Kill Brain Cells

May 11, 2017

Working with mouse, fly and human cells and tissue, Johns Hopkins researchers report new evidence that disruptions in…
Cracking the code of Huntington’s disease

March 26, 2017

Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes patients to lose their ability to move, speak, and even…
New study identifies possible early warning signs of Huntington’s disease

February 25, 2017

Early warning signs of Huntington’s disease have been uncovered in a sheep carrying the human disease-causing genetic variant,…
Huntington’s disease affects muscle as well as neurons, study reveals

November 30, 2016

Researchers have discovered that mice with Huntington’s disease (HD) suffer defects in muscle maturation that may explain some…
Novel type of cell death in Huntington’s disease may lead to effective new therapies

November 22, 2016

Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identify novel type of cell death in Huntington’s disease…
Hunt for Huntington’s cause yields clues

November 11, 2016

Rice University scientists have uncovered new details about how a repeating nucleotide sequence in the gene for a…
Study identifies new biomarkers for Huntington’s disease

November 10, 2016

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have identified several new biological markers to measure the progression of…
Can some types of fat protect us from brain disease?

September 9, 2016

A newly discovered stress response pathway relies on fat molecules to mediate cellular health An intriguing finding in…
How prions kill neurons: New culture system shows early toxicity to dendritic spines

May 29, 2016

Prion diseases are fatal and incurable neurodegenerative conditions of humans and animals. Yet, how prions kill nerve cells…
Songbirds Help Pinpoint Effects of Huntington’s Disease

March 8, 2016

Although Huntington’s disease is caused by mutations in a single gene, understanding how it ravages the brain and…
Existing Compound Holds Promise for Reducing Huntington’s Disease Progression

December 8, 2015

Currently, there is no treatment to halt the progression of Huntington’s disease (HD), a fatal genetic disorder that…
Finches offer researchers a new tool to study Huntington’s disease

October 7, 2015

Many neurological disorders can rob someone of the ability to speak clearly, causing them to stutter, mispronounce words,…
Scientists adopt new strategy to find Huntington’s disease therapies

August 10, 2015

Scientists searched the chromosomes of more than 4,000 Huntington’s disease patients and found that DNA repair genes may…
Scientists find new potential target for drug treatment of Huntington’s disease

June 17, 2015

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have pointed to a potential target for drug…
Animal study points to a treatment for Huntington’s disease

January 5, 2015

CHOP gene therapy expert fine-tunes protein signals, improves motor function and reduces brain shrinkage in a neurological disorder…
Study compares structures of Huntington’s disease protein

July 21, 2014

Neutron scattering research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has revealed clear structural differences in…
Fatal cellular malfunction identified in Huntington’s disease

June 24, 2014

Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a…
Tweaking potassium levels in brain could be a key to fighting Huntington’s disease

April 2, 2014

By boosting the ability of a specific type of cell to absorb potassium in the brain, UCLA researchers…
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