Articles with the topic: mouse-model

Screening the entire genome for new drug targets for HD

Screening the entire genome for new drug targets for HD

Scientists screen the ENTIRE genome to find new potential therapeutic targets for HD. This ambitious study provides a wealth of data for HD researchers

Dr Rachel HardingFebruary 23, 2020

Could molecular handcuffs lower the protein that causes Huntington's disease?

Could molecular handcuffs lower the protein that causes Huntington's disease?

Researchers got surprisingly lucky when looking for drug molecules to pull mutant huntingtin protein into a cellular garbage disposal machine

Dr Tamara MaiuriNovember 12, 2019

Exciting new Huntingtin lowering tool described

Exciting new Huntingtin lowering tool described

Exciting new Huntingtin Lowering work from @SangamoTx and @CHDIfoundation using "Zinc Fingers" to shut down expression of the mutant Huntingtin gene. More details on this exciting new technique here.

Dr Jeff CarrollAugust 05, 2019

A step forward for gene editing: CRISPR-Cas9 and HD

A step forward for gene editing: CRISPR-Cas9 and HD

Evolving CRISPR-Cas9 techniques can now be used to edit the HD gene in a living mouse brain.

Dr Leora FoxJuly 26, 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

The benefits of migration, highlighted in Huntington's disease

The benefits of migration, highlighted in Huntington's disease

Is HD a developmental disease? HD stops neurons migrating in developing brain, but maybe we can get them going again

Dr Michael FlowerFebruary 10, 2017

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

Huntingtin takes a trip: harmful proteins pass between brain cells

Huntingtin takes a trip: harmful proteins pass between brain cells

Harmful misfolded huntingtin can travel between brain cells via messenger particles called exosomes

Dr Leora FoxJune 06, 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

Dr Leora FoxDecember 15, 2015