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#NORDSummit – More Than 700 Expected to Attend Oct. 15-16 Rare Disease Summit in Washington

Sep 21, 2018 07:00 am | Larry Luxner

 

NORD poster 2017 summitMore than 700 medical experts, pharmaceutical executives, patient advocates, and others are expected to converge on Washington, D.C., next month for the 2018 NORD Rare Diseases & Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit. The Oct. 15-16 event, sponsored by the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD), takes place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. BioNews Services, which publishes […]

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Metformin Reversed Symptoms Associated with Huntington’s Disease in Mouse Study

Sep 19, 2018 12:00 pm | Joana Carvalho

 

mouse, metforminResearchers narrowing in on early neuronal functioning stages of development, well before Huntington’s disease symptoms appear, believe they have found a potentially important path to intervening with the diabetes medication metformin. Their research was conducted in a mouse model of the disease. Metformin, an oral medication normally prescribed to patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 to control blood sugar […]

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New Test Could Help Predict Onset, Course of Huntington’s, Lab Researchers Say

Sep 18, 2018 07:00 am | Alice Melão

 

mHTT seeding activity predictShort huntingtin (HTT) protein fibers precede the formation of larger deposits that accumulate in the brains of those affected by Huntington’s disease, preclinical results reveal. These findings one day may help researchers predict the onset and course of the disease. The study, “mHTT Seeding Activity: A Marker of Disease Progression and Neurotoxicity in Models of Huntington’s […]

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