Discovery of early biomarkers paves way for new insight into Huntington's disease
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  March 13, 2017  
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 Discovery of early biomarkers paves way for new insight into Huntington's diseaseDiscovery of early biomarkers paves way for new insight into Huntington's disease
 
Early warning signs of Huntington's disease have been uncovered in a sheep carrying the human HD mutation, leading the way for new insight into this devastating illness, a new study in Scientific Reports has found.
 
 
 Study finding suggests new ways in which genetic mutations may cause brain disordersStudy finding suggests new ways in which genetic mutations may cause brain disorders
 
Many kids say they love their mom and dad equally, but there are times when even the best prefers one parent over the other. The same can be said for how the body's cells treat our DNA instructions. It has long been thought that each copy - one inherited from mom and one from dad - is treated the same.
 
   Stem cells strictly abide by innate developmental clocks, study showsStem cells strictly abide by innate developmental clocks, study shows
 
The mystery of what controls the range of developmental clocks in mammals — from 22 months for an elephant to 12 days for an opossum — may lie in the strict time-keeping of pluripotent stem cells for each unique species.
 
   IU study reveals new compounds with potential to boost enzyme that could protect against dementiaIU study reveals new compounds with potential to boost enzyme that could protect against dementia
 
A study by Indiana University researchers has identified 24 compounds -- including caffeine -- with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.
 
   Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespanRutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespan
 
While many anti-aging drugs don't live up to their claim, a tightly replicated study by Rutgers and a group of researchers from around the country discovered that a chemical used to detect amyloid plaques found in the brains of those with Alzheimer's extended the lifespan of thousands of roundworms similar in molecular form, function and genetics to humans.