To Know or Not to Know: Your Prerogative as Someone at Risk for Huntington’s Disease

Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare neurodegenerative disease. It progressively affects the patient's mobility and cognitive function. Unfortunately, a cure has yet to be discovered and the condition…

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Findings From Latest Trial Could Herald Progress in Developing a Treatment for Huntington’s Disease
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Findings From Latest Trial Could Herald Progress in Developing a Treatment for Huntington’s Disease

According to a story from Biopharma Dive, an investigational therapy for Huntington's disease that is in development could be the first step in the implementation of the first-ever disease modifying…

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Study Aims to Improve Patient Centricity in Huntington’s Disease Clinical Trials

As the medical field continues to advance, treatments are becoming less and less "traditional" because researchers are uncovering unique ways to combat illnesses. Therapies range from pills, to surgery, to…

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Study Shows Hypertension Drug Could be Effective Treatment for Huntington’s Disease and Similar Illnesses

Neurodegenerative Diseases There are a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases including Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease. These conditions typically affect the older population. As the world's population ages, more people…

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The First Adeno-Associated Viral Gene Therapy for Huntington’s Disease Receives the FDA’s Fast Track Designation
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The First Adeno-Associated Viral Gene Therapy for Huntington’s Disease Receives the FDA’s Fast Track Designation

  A recent article in globenewswire.com news reported that the FDA has approved Fast Track Designation for AMT 130, an experimental gene therapy for the treatment of Huntington’s disease. The…

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Exciting Gene Therapy Progress in Huntington’s Disease and Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Huntington's Disease & SCAs  Huntington's disease (HD) and spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) are both neurodegenerative diseases caused by the same type of error in the body's DNA. Essentially, the CAG or…

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Yet Another Study Shows the Dire Need for More Diversity in Medical Research

A recent study published in Cell has exhibited the scientific community's negligence for conducting research that includes an adequate representation of non-Europeans. Specifically, it showed that 78% of patients in genomic…

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EU Establishes United Repository for Rare Patient Data and Standards for Collection

Each year, Rare Disease Day (February 28th) incites individuals and organizations to investigate and reform their rare disease efforts. This year, the EU Commission has made drastic changes which should…

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Recent Study Demonstrates Smartphone App’s Ability to Detect Early Signs of Movement Disorders
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Recent Study Demonstrates Smartphone App’s Ability to Detect Early Signs of Movement Disorders

According to a story from Parkinson's News Today, a recent study describes the ability of an innovative smartphone app that uses touch-based input in order to detect the early signs…

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Glial Cell Immaturity Cause of Huntington’s Disease
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Glial Cell Immaturity Cause of Huntington’s Disease

University of Copenhagen researchers have been studying the cause of Huntington’s disease in order to potentially develop a treatment.  They have determined that failure of glial cell maturation is a…

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Poll Finds Broad Support For The Use of Gene Editing to Protect Against Genetic Diseases

According to a story from ksl.com, a recent poll found that the majority of Americans are in support of using gene editing technology in order to protect newborns from genetic…

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New Algorithm May Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis Faster than Physicians
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New Algorithm May Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis Faster than Physicians

A diagnosis means everything for a rare disease patient. However, to process 200 patient records manually, it would take the most dedicated physician approximately 40 hours. That's one full work…

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Can an Intellectually Active Lifestyle Provide Benefits Against Huntington’s Disease? This Study Says Yes
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Can an Intellectually Active Lifestyle Provide Benefits Against Huntington’s Disease? This Study Says Yes

According to a story from news-medical.net, a team of researchers has found that patients who are more intellectually active can slow the neurodegeneration that appears in Huntington's disease. Such as…

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CZI has Committed 64 Million Dollars to the Research of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders affect millions of people across the world. They include Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and Alzheimer's disease, among others. For most neurodegenerative diagnoses, there are no effective treatments, no…

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Vybion Wins Orphan Drug Designation for Experimental Huntington’s Drug
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Vybion Wins Orphan Drug Designation for Experimental Huntington’s Drug

According to an article published on BioPortfolio, earlier this week, biotechnology company Vybion Incorporated secured orphan drug designation for its highly experimental Huntington's disease drug INT41. About Huntington's Disease Huntington's…

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Potential New Treatment for Huntington’s Disease Granted Orphan Drug Designation
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Potential New Treatment for Huntington’s Disease Granted Orphan Drug Designation

Huntington's Disease is a neurodegenerative condition caused by a genetic mutation. It results in progressive decline of motor skills. It also affects cognitive function. Patients experience decline for 15-20 years…

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Woman Plans Slams Doctors With Lawsuit After Failing to Tell Her About Her Father’s Huntington’s Disease
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Woman Plans Slams Doctors With Lawsuit After Failing to Tell Her About Her Father’s Huntington’s Disease

According to a story from Science Alert, an ugly and unpleasant tale involving the devastating rare genetic illness known as Huntington's disease will culminate in a lawsuit. The outcome of…

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Researchers Held a Q&A About Two Upcoming Huntington’s Disease Studies

The companies Genentech and Roche are working together to carry out a program of studies involving patients with Huntington’s disease (the huntingtin-lowering trial ASO program). One is a natural history…

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A Group of Disorders Share Similarities in Their DNA 3D Folding Patterns, Researchers Say

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have studied the genetics of a class of neurological disorders that includes Huntington’s disease and Fragile X Syndrome. They found that there were similarities…

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A Study of Huntington’s Disease in Mice Suggests an ‘Early Stage’ of the Condition

A recent study using mice suggests that Huntington’s disease may begin to show symptoms early on in life. For more detailed information, you can read the source article here, at…

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