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Molecule Shows Potential to Protect Neurons in Early Huntington’s Disease Study

Apr 22, 2016 07:00 am | Alisa Woods, PhD

 

neurons and therapyA research report discusses the use of six versions of a new type of molecule, known as xyloketal B, for the treatment of Huntington’s disease. Scientists tested the six possible drugs in a worm model of Huntington’s disease, Caenorhabditis elegans. Results of the study,  “Xyloketal-derived small molecules show protective effect by decreasing mutant Huntingtin protein aggregates inCaenorhabditis elegans […]

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Huntington’s Researcher Wins Inaugural Hermann J. Muller Award from Indiana University Bloomington

Apr 20, 2016 07:00 am | Carolina Henriques

 

genetics and Huntington'sA geneticist and neuropsychologist whose research led to the identification of the gene involved in Huntington’s disease (HD) has been named the inaugural recipient of the Hermann J. Muller Award for Contributions to Our Understanding of Genes and Society, a new honor by Indiana University Bloomington. Nancy Wexler, the president of the Hereditary Disease Foundation and the Higgins Professor […]

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