Huntington’s disease research news. In plain language. Written by scientists. For the global HD community.
An oasis of hope in the desert: the annual Huntington’s Disease Therapeutics Conference in Palm Springs, California, begins on 27th February. We’ll be bringing you live updates via Twitter and the web.
If 2011 is anything to go by, we predict that 2012 will be a big year for Huntington’s disease treatment research.
The new year has already brought exciting news of gene silencing success in primate trials and striking improvement in HD mice from injection of the ‘brain fat’ GM1.
For the last 7 years the annual HD Therapeutics Conference in Palm Springs, California, has been a significant occasion for HD drug-hunters. It’s where the most exciting and cutting-edge treatment research is announced and discussed. It’s also a gathering of the world’s top HD researchers where ideas are shared and fruitful collaborations formed and nurtured.
The Conference begins very soon - Monday 27th February, to be exact. Your intrepid HDBuzz reporters Ed Wild and Jeff Carroll are going undercover at the Conference to bring you the latest news and buzz from the meeting.
Each day, we’ll be tweeting live updates from 9am to 6pm Pacific Time (that’s roughly 5pm to 2am in Europe). Follow @HDBuzzFeed on Twitter now, so you don’t miss anything.
If you prefer a daily digest, check HDBuzz.net or any of the HD sites that carry HDBuzz syndicated content. Each day’s news will be gathered together into a new article each evening, with our ever-popular ‘sunset conclusions’ to put things in context.
In the coming weeks, we’ll also bring you featured stories and interviews with some top scientists from the Conference.
We want to hear from you, too, so send your questions, comments and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @HDBuzzFeed now or throughout the Conference.
So, get following, sign up for email updates and check the web frequently. Here’s looking forward to an inspiring Therapeutics Conference.