Articles with the topic: animal-model

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

Novel research technique suggests an antioxidant gene protects vulnerable neurons

Novel research technique suggests an antioxidant gene protects vulnerable neurons

Researchers use a new technique in an HD mouse to uncover a gene, Gpx6, that is protective to vulnerable neurons.

Leora FoxApril 06, 2015

Building a Better Mouse(trap): A New Model of Huntington’s Disease

Building a Better Mouse(trap): A New Model of Huntington’s Disease

New mouse model gives insights into Huntington's disease

Melissa ChristiansonMarch 16, 2015

Taking new targets to the bank: the DNA repair protein ‘ATM’ is overactive in Huntington's disease

Taking new targets to the bank: the DNA repair protein ‘ATM’ is overactive in Huntington's disease

HD causes the normally helpful protein "ATM" to get a little overzealous. Now we can look for drugs to settle it down

Terry Jo BichellMarch 09, 2015

Drug Improves Huntington’s Symptoms in Mice – and Their Offspring

Drug Improves Huntington’s Symptoms in Mice – and Their Offspring

HD drug changes DNA folding across generations

Melissa ChristiansonFebruary 09, 2015

mTORC1 tips the scales in Huntington’s disease mice

mTORC1 tips the scales in Huntington’s disease mice

Weighing the scales on mTORC1: A possible new target for HD therapeutics?

Joseph OchabaJanuary 27, 2015

Should we worry about a huntingtin invasion?

Should we worry about a huntingtin invasion?

Cool lab experiments show the huntington's disease protein jumping between cells. Does this matter for HD patients?

Dr Jeff CarrollOctober 27, 2014