Articles with the topic: DNA repair

Huntington’s disease clinical trial round up

Huntington’s disease clinical trial round up

Catch up on all the latest Huntington's disease clinical trial news in this one stop shop article covering all of the recent developments in making medicines for Huntington's disease

Dr Rachel HardingApril 26, 2021

Uncovering the dark side of DNA repair to design HD treatments

Uncovering the dark side of DNA repair to design HD treatments

A gene called MSH3 helps to repair our DNA, but in HD it can slip up and cause CAG repeats to lengthen. Researchers have uncovered new information about how MSH3 activity is controlled, opening the door to new therapeutic avenues.

Emma BuntingDecember 22, 2020

When genes are unstable: targeting somatic instability in HD

When genes are unstable: targeting somatic instability in HD

CAG repeats expand in some parts of the body and brain as people with HD get older, a phenomenon known as somatic instability. Learn more about how researchers are exploring somatic instability and DNA repair to design therapies for HD.

Dr Rachel Harding and Dr Leora FoxSeptember 08, 2020

New molecule can reverse the Huntington's disease mutation in lab models

New molecule can reverse the Huntington's disease mutation in lab models

A collaborative team of scientists from Canada and Japan have identified a small molecule which can change the CAG-repeat length in different lab models of Huntington's disease. #HuntingtonsDisease #DrugDiscovery

Dr Michael FlowerApril 06, 2020

Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 1

Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference 2020 - Day 1

HDBuzz reports from the annual Huntington’s disease therapeutics conference in Palm Springs

Dr Rachel Harding, Dr Sarah Hernandez, and Joel StantonMarch 12, 2020

When interrupting is good: genetic hiccups that protect against Huntington's disease

When interrupting is good: genetic hiccups that protect against Huntington's disease

Multiple teams find small differences in the 'CAG repeat' bit of the Huntington's disease gene. They don't directly change the huntingtin protein, but do alter the age of symptom onset. What's behind this enigma and what does it mean for patients?

Dr Jeff CarrollMarch 14, 2019

Huntington's disease therapeutics conference 2018 - day 2

Huntington's disease therapeutics conference 2018 - day 2

DNA takes centre stage for day 2 of the Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference in Palm Springs

Dr Jeff CarrollMarch 01, 2018

An early role for the Huntington's disease gene – but don't believe all the headlines

An early role for the Huntington's disease gene – but don't believe all the headlines

A surprising new paper sheds light on the role of the HD gene early in development. Should we worry?

Dr Jeff CarrollFebruary 27, 2018

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