Articles with the topic: human

A faulty filter? Blood vessel changes in Huntington's disease

A faulty filter? Blood vessel changes in Huntington's disease

New research reveals blood vessel changes that could contribute to problem in HD

Melissa ChristiansonMay 13, 2015

Melatonin alterations in Huntington's disease help explain trouble with sleep

Melatonin alterations in Huntington's disease help explain trouble with sleep

Study shows HD patients have decreased levels of melatonin, which may explain why so many suffer from sleep problems

Dr Leora FoxOctober 07, 2014

Do dairy foods accelerate Huntington's disease?

Do dairy foods accelerate Huntington's disease?

Is there a link between consuming dairy food and earlier onset in people with the Huntington's disease mutation?

Dr Peter McColganNovember 28, 2013

The sweet lowdown: Huntington's disease brains use sugar differently

The sweet lowdown: Huntington's disease brains use sugar differently

New observations suggest that the brains of HD mutation carriers consume energy differently. Do we care? (Yes!)

Dr Jeff CarrollOctober 11, 2013

How long is too long? Rethinking the Huntington’s disease ‘gray area’

How long is too long? Rethinking the Huntington’s disease ‘gray area’

Does an ‘intermediate’ CAG repeat count in the Huntington’s disease gene cause brain changes?

Dr Ed WildAugust 19, 2013

Landmark study puts Huntington's disease trials on TRACK

Landmark study puts Huntington's disease trials on TRACK

Final results from the TRACK-HD study show very specific changes in HD. We're ready for trials: bring on the drugs!

Dr Faye BegetiMay 09, 2013

Is access to predictive genetic testing for Huntington's disease a problem?

Is access to predictive genetic testing for Huntington's disease a problem?

Is access to predictive genetic testing for Huntington's disease a problem? A UBC study says it is.

Deepti BabuApril 23, 2013

Illuminating findings in blood cells from Huntington's disease patients

Illuminating findings in blood cells from Huntington's disease patients

Levels of the huntingtin protein can be directly measured in blood - could this be useful for gene silencing studies?

Dr Jeff CarrollNovember 06, 2012

High-power brain scans reveal sodium changes in HD

High-power brain scans reveal sodium changes in HD

A new brain scanning technique reveals high sodium levels in HD brains. How might this help clinical trials?

Dr James ColeAugust 22, 2012