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Hereditary Disease Foundation Gala Raises $900,000 for Huntington’s Research

Nov 16, 2017 06:55 am | Carolina Henriques

 

Sarah TabriziThe Hereditary Disease Foundation (HDF) raised $900,000 to fund research into Huntington’s disease and other brain disorders during its Nov. 6 “Celebration of 50 Years of Discovery” symposium and gala at New York’s Metropolitan Club. The event included a scientific symposium and a dinner and award ceremony, where winners of this year’s prizes received their accolades. […]

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Spanish Study Explains Why Protein Loses Its Ability to Protect Nerve Cells

Nov 14, 2017 05:51 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

Nerve cell protein studyA protein responsible for protecting nerve cells can become embedded in other substances in the brains of  Huntington’s patients, preventing it from performing its neuroprotective work, Spanish researchers report. Another important finding was that the areas where the ATF5 protein are embedded also contain clusters of the faulty huntingtin protein associated with the disease. Abnormal […]

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