Articles with the topic: animal-model

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

HD mice provide a useful failure

HD mice provide a useful failure

Can drug trials that fail be helpful? A HD mouse study provides solid evidence of an approach that doesn't help HD

Dr Jeff CarrollJuly 22, 2014

Illuminating the progression of Huntington’s disease

Illuminating the progression of Huntington’s disease

Researchers have used mice with glowing brain cells to decipher the first steps of neurodegeneration

Dr Tamara MaiuriJune 25, 2014

The brain in Huntington's disease: greater than the sum of its parts?

The brain in Huntington's disease: greater than the sum of its parts?

An important new study asks the question: what parts of the brain might need most help in HD?

Dr Jeff CarrollMay 19, 2014

Could HD be caused by amino acid deficiency?

Could HD be caused by amino acid deficiency?

Does a specific amino acid deficiency contribute to the development of HD?

Dr Jeff CarrollApril 21, 2014

Is a new Huntington’s Disease drug study on the right Trk?

Is a new Huntington’s Disease drug study on the right Trk?

A recent HD animal study reveals that a small molecule drug could be an effective “Trk” to target for HD therapeutics

Joseph OchabaJanuary 02, 2014