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mTORC1 tips the scales in Huntington’s disease mice

mTORC1 tips the scales in Huntington’s disease mice

Joseph Ochaba on January 27, 2015

What happens when you have a broken part in a machine? You fix it! A new study shows that increasing the activity a critical piece of machinery called ‘mTORC1’ in a mouse model of Huntington’s disease leads to improved motor problems and brain abnormalities associated with the disease. These recently published findings may offer scientists a new target for therapeutic development in HD.

The University of New Orleans has NOT discovered a cure for Huntington's disease

The University of New Orleans has NOT discovered a cure for Huntington's disease

Dr Ed Wild on January 28, 2013

A recent press release from the University of New Orleans (UNO) claims its researchers have discovered a "way to delay symptoms of deadly Huntington's disease". Music to the ears of HD family members everywhere. But does the science live up to the hype? The short answer, sadly, is no.