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Huntington’s Care Facility in Georgetown Named a ‘Center of Excellence’ by Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Mar 07, 2016 07:00 am | Daniela Semedo, PhD

 

Huntington's Care Center of ExcellenceThe Huntington Disease Care, Education and Research Center at Georgetown (HDCERC) was recently designated a HDSA Center of Excellence for 2016, a recognition given by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America to facilities taking a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of people with Huntington’s disease, and excelling in the care given patients, the support shown to their family members and caregivers, and in research. “We […]

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Huntington’s Disease Therapies May Target Cholesterol Metabolism in Future

Mar 04, 2016 07:00 am | Teresa Pais, PhD

 

Huntington’s disease and link to cholesterol metabolismHuntington’s disease (HD) patients are known to have a dysregulation of cholesterol metabolism. Now, researchers have shown that manipulation of cholesterol levels in striatal neurons can improve motor deficits in an animal model of Huntington’s. The study, “CYP46A1, the rate-limiting enzyme for cholesterol degradation, is neuroprotective in Huntington’s disease,” was published in the journal Brain. Huntington’s […]

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Huntington’s Disease Researcher Shares Ongoing Lab Experiments, Data to Drive Collaboration

Mar 02, 2016 07:00 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

Dr. Rachel HardingA Huntington’s researcher at the University of Toronto — Rachel Harding — will be the first biomedical scientist known to share documentation of her experiments in real-time. She is also inviting the public to scrutinize her work through her blog, another move that she hopes will accelerate research into Huntington’s disease. “This should drive the process faster than […]

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