Novel Gene Therapy Uses Brain Surgery to Achieve Results For Huntington’s Disease Patients, Part Two

As discussed in Part I of this article, a recent HDBUZZ publication featured a news item stating that due to several severe adverse events occurring during the initial AMT-130 trial…

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Experimental Gene Therapy Uses Brain Surgery to Achieve Results For Huntington’s Disease Patients, Part One
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Experimental Gene Therapy Uses Brain Surgery to Achieve Results For Huntington’s Disease Patients, Part One

When we ‘do the math’ it adds up to the novel AMT-130 gene therapy receiving positive results from uniQure’s clinical trial investigating a small group (N=4) of individuals who were…

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ICYMI: Swimmer’s 100km Swim Raised Huntington’s Disease Awareness
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ICYMI: Swimmer’s 100km Swim Raised Huntington’s Disease Awareness

HTT gene mutations cause Huntington’s disease, a rare and inherited neurological condition. Those with a family history of Huntington’s disease may choose to undergo genetic testing to learn more, though…

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36th Annual HDSA Convention: Being Prepared for Huntington’s Disease Emergencies
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36th Annual HDSA Convention: Being Prepared for Huntington’s Disease Emergencies

Patient Worthy signed up to cover several sessions at the Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) 36th Annual Convention, which was held virtually this year. This event features informative presentations…

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Light Therapy: A Safe, Effective, and Low-Cost Approach to Some Neurodegenerative Diseases

In the last decade, scientists have made great strides in uncovering details of the underlying causes of neurodegenerative diseases. It is only a matter of time that treatment and prevention…

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Using PacBio SMRT Sequencing in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 and Other Rare Disorders

  Stéphanie Tomé is an investigator at the Sorbonne Université in Paris, France. A recent article in PacBio describes Tomé’s research into a disease that becomes progressively worse with each generation.…

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Researchers Might Have Just Made a Breakthrough Discovery for Treating Rare Proteinopathies

It's common knowledge among researchers who study diseases called toxic proteinopathies that this group of disorders are the result of misfolded proteins that reside in cells. Certain proteins fail to…

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Researchers are Working to Repair a Small Step In a Pathway Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

It's common knowledge among researchers who study diseases called toxic proteinopathies, that this grou of disorders are the result of misfolded proteins that reside in cells. Certain proteins fail to…

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