Articles with the topic: animal-model

First Dolly, now Piglet; a new Huntington’s disease pig knock-in model confirmed

First Dolly, now Piglet; a new Huntington’s disease pig knock-in model confirmed

For the first time in HD research, an animal model has been created in pigs using 2 cutting edge DNA editing t

Caroline CaseyJuly 10, 2018

New roles for huntingtin: removing a healthy protein to understand its function

New roles for huntingtin: removing a healthy protein to understand its function

Completely removing normal huntingtin in adults may disrupt healthy brain function, a recent study suggests.

Leora FoxSeptember 26, 2017

Has a "wonder drug" for dementia been discovered? (Spoiler alert: no.)

Has a "wonder drug" for dementia been discovered? (Spoiler alert: no.)

Media reports of a wonder drug for neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's disease are overhyped

Dr Michael FlowerMay 07, 2017

Enemy at the gates – huntingtin disrupts nuclear transport

Enemy at the gates – huntingtin disrupts nuclear transport

Two recent studies show how a cellular border control system goes wrong in HD, opening new avenues for HD research.

Tom PeskettApril 21, 2017

Sheep leading the flock: metabolism and biomarkers in HD

Sheep leading the flock: metabolism and biomarkers in HD

Sheep can help us to identify HD biomarkers and recognize metabolic changes that occur before symptoms develop.

Leora FoxMarch 27, 2017

Important advances in next generation genome editing tools for Huntington's Disease

Important advances in next generation genome editing tools for Huntington's Disease

Work with genome editing techniques (zinc fingers and CRISPR) brings these tools closer to use in HD clinical trials

Mr. Shawn MinnigOctober 31, 2016

Early exposure to the HD protein may cause life-long symptoms

Early exposure to the HD protein may cause life-long symptoms

A surprising new mouse study suggests the mutant HD gene may do some of its damage during embryonic development

Mr. Shawn MinnigJune 28, 2016

Harnessing the power of viruses to treat Huntington's disease

Harnessing the power of viruses to treat Huntington's disease

Researchers design a virus to more effectively deliver gene-silencing drugs throughout the brain.

Leora FoxFebruary 03, 2016

A recycled drug gives us new insight in to HD

A recycled drug gives us new insight in to HD

An existing drug could give a boost to HD brain cells – but it may need more testing before it’s back in the clinic

Leora FoxDecember 15, 2015