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Articles with the topic: interview

Video feature: Huntington's disease research... in space!

Video feature: Huntington's disease research... in space!

Dr Ed Wild on September 27, 2013

The huntingtin protein, which in its mutant form causes Huntington's disease, is difficult to study because it forms clumps rather than neat crystals. Now, young HD researcher Gwen Owens of California Institute of Technology is reaching VERY high to try to crack the problem. In a special video interview screened at the recent HD World Congress, HDBuzz spoke to Gwen about her 'out-of-this-world' plans...

Interview: Alice and Nancy Wexler

Interview: Alice and Nancy Wexler

Dr Ed Wild on October 20, 2012

The Hereditary Disease Foundation, or HDF, is a key player in the world of Huntington's disease research. At the HDF's recent biennial scientific meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts - 'The Milton Wexler Celebration of Life and Creativity' - HDBuzz met Nancy and Alice Wexler, the remarkable sisters at the heart of the HDF's work.