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Surveys Explore Huntington’s Patient Perspectives on Symptoms, Treatments

Jan 26, 2017 07:21 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

Huntington's patient surveysTwo large surveys that explore the views of adult and juvenile Huntington’s disease patients and their caregivers on symptoms and treatments may help direct research efforts toward issues that matter most to those affected. Interestingly, the symptom-focused survey revealed large differences in how patients and caregivers perceive the frequency and severity of symptoms, with caregivers’ […]

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Targeting Astrocyte Brain Cells That Turn Toxic Could Help Treat Huntington’s, Other Diseases

Jan 24, 2017 08:37 am | Özge Özkaya, PhD

 

brain cells called astrocytesA subtype of brain cells called astrocytes could be contributing to the death of neurons in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease (HD), according to a new study published in the leading scientific journal Nature.

This new finding presented in a report titled “Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes are induced by activated microglia” is important because it provides opportunities for scientists to develop new treatment approaches to treat Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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