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8th Plenary Meeting EHDN 2014 Barcelona: 19-21 settembre 2014 – Report

Annarita Bentivoglio* - Marina Frontali** Si è appena concluso l’ottavo meeting plenario del Network Europeo per la Malattia di Huntington. Oltre 900 partecipanti: l’incontro più numeroso che sia stato mai organizzato sulla Malattia di Huntington. Un...

Fatal cellular malfunction identified in Huntington’s disease

Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder. Scientists first linked the gene...

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 Several approaches are being taken to lower the amount of the toxic huntingtin protein as a...

Scientists find a way to target the protein behind Huntington’s disease

A small molecule sends the problem protein to a system that digests it. Huntington's disease is caused by a dominant mutation, meaning that anyone who inherits it will develop the disease. Symptoms typically start when...

Researchers Identify Unique Brain Changes in People with Huntington’s Disease

The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington’s disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of the disease. Brain samples from mutant HD gene...

Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington’s disease

UCLA research identifies a potential strategy that may lead to treatment for the disorde A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington’s disease has identified a potential strategy...

HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE GENETIC MUTATIONS EXPAND THROUGHOUT LIFE

The region of DNA associated with Huntington’s disease has been shown to grow throughout life and contribute towards disease progression. New research, published in EBioMedicine, reveals that the DNA responsible for Huntington’s disease is not...