Replacing cells with HD in the brain could be an effective treatment strategy. Recent work shows that glia injected into mouse brains take over and oust the older cells, but for a surprising reason - because of age, not HD!
A new article summarizes what the Huntington's disease field has found about a type of brain cell called an astrocyte. These star-shaped cells help keep brain cells healthy and could be leveraged for developing new HD therapeutics.
Brain cells called astrocytes might play a bigger role than previously thought in Huntington's disease