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Huntington’s Research to be Improved by New Mouse Brain Discovery

Jun 22, 2016 07:00 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

A map of the mouse brain, is, very much like a road map, a key to focus on the exact part that is not functioning in conditions such as Huntington’s disease.New data on an uncharted dark spot of the mouse brain map reveals how connections between brain cells form networks responsible for movement and motor learning — tasks that go awry in conditions such as Huntington’s disease. The findings, discovered during a larger comprehensive project by scientists at the University of Southern California, will now allow researchers […]

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Prenatal Testing for Huntington’s Should Include Psychological Support, Study Finds

Jun 20, 2016 07:00 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

Prenatal testing for genetic status of Huntington’s disease should be accompanied by more psychological support and counselling, given how the outcomes of testing affect further decisions about pregnancies.New research from University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière at Sorbonne University, France indicates that couples at risk of transmitting Huntington’s disease to their children need more psychological support before pre-natal testing of the embryo’s genetic status, and additional counseling should they choose to reproduce again. In practice, about 5-25% of men and women at risk for having Huntington’s opt for prenatal testing. […]

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Caregivers of Huntington’s Patients Voice Frustrations with Doctors and Health System

Jun 17, 2016 07:00 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

Caregivers and Huntington's diseaseCaregivers of  people with Huntington’s disease describe themselves as invisible patients in a healthcare system they are profoundly disappointed with, according to a study in the journal Psychiatra Polska. While the study was done in Poland, similar findings in both the U.S. and U.K. indicate that changes in medical education and healthcare systems are needed to […]

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FDA Responds to Teva’s NDA with Complete Response Letter for Huntington’s Chorea Drug

Jun 15, 2016 07:00 am | Carolina Henriques

 

FDA sends Complete Response Letter to Teva for its drug SD-809Teva Pharmaceutical announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) answering the pharmaceutical’s New Drug Application (NDA) for SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) tablets, for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington’s disease (HD), a condition reported by nearly 90 percent of all Huntington’s patients at some point during the course of their […]

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