Articles with the topic: disease-connections

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

Important drug targets yielded by new genetic study of HD

Important drug targets yielded by new genetic study of HD

A genetic study confirms that minute differences in DNA repair genes can influence the age of HD symptom onset.

Leora FoxMay 02, 2016

Mapping the anatomy of HD: a whole-brain history

Mapping the anatomy of HD: a whole-brain history

A new book for researchers describes a century of HD anatomy and presents evidence that HD affects the whole brain.

Leora FoxNovember 04, 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

Going toe-to-toe with tau: new insights into the chemical basis of Huntington’s disease

Going toe-to-toe with tau: new insights into the chemical basis of Huntington’s disease

Does tau protein – which causes problems in other neurodegenerative diseases – contribute to Huntington's disease?

Siddharth NathSeptember 13, 2014

Sleep, cilia and HD

Sleep, cilia and HD

New studies shed some light on the function of sleep in animals, with interesting implications for HD research

Graham EastonMarch 06, 2014

What the 'big neurodegeneration breakthrough' means for Huntington's disease

What the 'big neurodegeneration breakthrough' means for Huntington's disease

Are recent findings in mice injected with 'prions' as important for Huntington's disease as widely reported?

Eric MinikelOctober 15, 2013

Gene silencing drug safe in ALS patients... bring on Huntington's disease trials

Gene silencing drug safe in ALS patients... bring on Huntington's disease trials

Gene silencing drug injected into spinal fluid in ALS patients proves safe. Good news for similar planned HD trials.

Joseph OchabaJune 29, 2013

'Guard dog' proteins reveal surprising connections between Huntington's disease and other brain disorders

'Guard dog' proteins reveal surprising connections between Huntington's disease and other brain disorders

DNA/RNA-binding proteins may be involved in the damage caused by Huntington's disease and other major brain disorders

Melissa ChristiansonJanuary 10, 2013