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Articles with the topic: methylene-blue

Dyeing to prevent dying? Methylene blue beneficial in Huntington's disease mice

Dyeing to prevent dying? Methylene blue beneficial in Huntington's disease mice

Dr Tamara Maiuri on January 08, 2013

One of the hallmarks of Huntington's disease is the formation of protein clumps in brain cells. It's not clear whether these protein bunches cause disease, but treatment with a blue dye that disrupts the clumps has now been shown to delay symptom onset in an HD mouse model. So what's next for this drug that turns patients' eyes and urine blue?