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Huntington’s Therapy’s Virus Delivery System Works in Primates, Study Shows

Apr 06, 2017 07:09 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

Huntington's therapy deliveryA virus that delivers UniQure‘s gene therapy candidate AMT-130 has done a good job of getting the Huntington’s disease treatment into the brains of primates, company research shows. Injections of the virus delivered the treatment with precision and without side effects, researchers said. AMT-130’s delivery component is an AAV5 viral vector. AAV5 stands for adeno-associated viral vector serotype 5. […]

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FDA Approves Austedo Tablets to Treat Movement Problems in Huntington’s

Apr 05, 2017 05:55 am | Daniela Semedo, PhD

 

Huntington's movement therapyTeva Pharmaceutical Industries‘ Austedo tablets have received U.S. approval for treating chorea, or severe movement problems, associated with Huntington’s disease (HD). Austedo (deutetrabenazine, SD-809) is the first deuterated drug the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized, and only the second therapy it has approved for Huntington’s. The FDA had previously granted Orphan Drug Designation to […]

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Huntington’s Expert to Give Webinar on Environmental Factors Influencing the Disease

Apr 04, 2017 08:44 am | Joana Fernandes, PhD

 

Huntington's webinarHuntington’s disease specialist Herwig Lange will give an online presentation Thursday, April 6, on environmental factors that impact the disease’s onset, progression and severity. Patients, caregivers, disease advocates, foundation members and others interested in Huntington’s can register for the free webinar here. The presentation will be titled “Beyond Genetics: The Importance Of Environmental Factors In The Development […]

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