Articles with the topic: cell-model

Turning skin cells into brain cells: a Huntington's disease research breakthrough?

Turning skin cells into brain cells: a Huntington's disease research breakthrough?

Scientists can now change human skin cells into working neurons, like the ones that are most affected in HD.

Lakshini MendisNovember 27, 2014

NUB1: enhancing clearance to decrease mutant huntingtin

NUB1: enhancing clearance to decrease mutant huntingtin

NUB1 increases mutant huntingtin removal from cells, reducing the toxic effects of HD in fruit flies

Lakshini MendisMay 12, 2014

Joint HDBuzz Prizewinner: Yeast studies suggest a new way to protect cells from 'oxidative damage'

Joint HDBuzz Prizewinner: Yeast studies suggest a new way to protect cells from 'oxidative damage'

Researchers identify Gpx1, a protein that may be protective in HD. An existing drug can mimic its antioxidant effect.

Leora FoxFebruary 05, 2014

New study sheds light on regional degeneration in HD

New study sheds light on regional degeneration in HD

Why do certain brain cells die in HD? New research suggests is may be due to the efficiency of cellular recycling

Dr Kurt JensenNovember 12, 2013

Does a 'rusty hinge' cause Huntington's disease?

Does a 'rusty hinge' cause Huntington's disease?

Canadian scientists have found that the mutant huntingtin protein is less flexible than normal.

Dr Ed WildAugust 27, 2013

The 'N17' region of huntingtin protein: an address label in Huntington's disease?

The 'N17' region of huntingtin protein: an address label in Huntington's disease?

New research sheds light on where the huntingtin protein ends up inside our cells, and why

Joseph OchabaFebruary 26, 2013

Gone fishing:  protein network screen identifies new therapeutic targets in Huntington's disease

Gone fishing: protein network screen identifies new therapeutic targets in Huntington's disease

'Discovery-driven' screen reveals new protein networks involved in Huntington's disease damage & new drug targets

Carly DesmondJanuary 18, 2013

EuroBuzz Video: Day 1

EuroBuzz Video: Day 1

Watch the full video of EuroBuzz day 1 with Jeff Carroll and Ed Wild at the Euro-HD Network Meeting in Stockholm

Dr Ed WildSeptember 19, 2012

'Induced' stem cells make exciting advances

'Induced' stem cells make exciting advances

Stem cells from HD patients: becoming important tools for researchers - and now correcting the HD mutation in the lab

Dr Jeff CarrollJuly 06, 2012