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Of mice and men: using animal models to study Huntington's disease

Of mice and men: using animal models to study Huntington's disease

Joseph Ochaba on November 29, 2012

You are more like a mouse than you might think! Today, scientists can study HD using 'model' mice, flies, sheep, and other animals. But how do these models help us understand HD and how to treat it - and what are the pitfalls of relying on animal models?

2011 - a year in Huntington's disease research

2011 - a year in Huntington's disease research

Dr Ed Wild on December 31, 2011

2011 was a year of big events, and the world of Huntington's disease was no exception. From the launch of HDBuzz and the growth of the global HD community to intriguing progress in basic science and a certainty that effective treatments are closer than ever. Our 2011 review looks back - and forward.