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EuroBuzz Video: Day 1

EuroBuzz Video: Day 1

Dr Ed Wild on September 19, 2012

Jeff Carroll and Ed Wild present EuroBuzz episode 1 - bringing the European HD Network Meeting direct to you, in plain language. Watch online!

EuroBuzz News: Day 3

EuroBuzz News: Day 3

Dr Jeff Carroll on September 16, 2012

Our third and final daily report from the European Huntington’s Disease Network 2012 Meeting in Stockholm. Video of both EuroBuzz evening sessions will be available to watch on HDBuzz.net next week.

Does HD cause brains to develop differently?

Does HD cause brains to develop differently?

Dr Jeff Carroll on December 06, 2010

It has long been known that HD causes brain shrinkage that can be detected using MRI scanning. But new findings from the PREDICT-HD study suggest that the brains of men with the HD might never reach the same size as the brains of people without the mutation during development. That suggests that the HD mutation might be exerting its effects even earlier than we thought.

TRACK-HD reveals significant changes in pre-symptomatic HD mutation carriers and patients

TRACK-HD reveals significant changes in pre-symptomatic HD mutation carriers and patients

Dr Jeff Carroll on November 01, 2010

TRACK-HD, an observational trial of people carrying the HD mutation has released data describing changes over the first year of the study. These data show that a number of changes can be robustly observed in a single year of observing HD patients, which could be used to help plan drug trials. Brain imaging, in particular, was able to clearly see changes caused by the HD mutation.