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New method to speed up genetic diagnosis of Huntington’s disease

New method to speed up genetic diagnosis of Huntington’s disease

New form of therapy may stop or reverse progressive vision loss

New form of therapy may stop or reverse progressive vision loss

Electrical stimulation of the brain may help treat symptoms of neurodegenerative ataxias

Electrical stimulation of the brain may help treat symptoms of neurodegenerative ataxias

Researchers employ nucleotide-based gene silencing to mitigate common ataxia

Researchers employ nucleotide-based gene silencing to mitigate common ataxia

Houston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder

Houston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder

Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thought

Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thought

Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxia

Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxia

Atomic resolution structure of key molecule may contribute to drug discovery for devastating conditions

Atomic resolution structure of key molecule may contribute to drug discovery for devastating conditions

Targeted treatment slows progression of two degenerative brain diseases in mice

Targeted treatment slows progression of two degenerative brain diseases in mice

Targeting RNA repeats

Targeting RNA repeats

Tufts scientists discover reason for incidence of genetic error that causes many disorders

Tufts scientists discover reason for incidence of genetic error that causes many disorders

Rice University scientists uncover new clues to cause of Huntington's disease

Rice University scientists uncover new clues to cause of Huntington's disease

TSRI scientists develop first drug candidate that neutralizes disease-causing RNA repeats

TSRI scientists develop first drug candidate that neutralizes disease-causing RNA repeats

Exome sequencing improves speed, accuracy of neurogenetic disorder diagnosis

Exome sequencing improves speed, accuracy of neurogenetic disorder diagnosis

Researchers identify new mutation responsible for spinocerebellar ataxia

Researchers identify new mutation responsible for spinocerebellar ataxia

NIH-funded analysis identifies three genes that contribute to most common form of glaucoma

NIH-funded analysis identifies three genes that contribute to most common form of glaucoma

Scientists discover molecular mechanism responsible for degeneration of Purkinje cells in SCA1

Scientists discover molecular mechanism responsible for degeneration of Purkinje cells in SCA1

Researchers identify biochemical factors that may predict Alzheimer's disease

Researchers identify biochemical factors that may predict Alzheimer's disease

UF Health investigators make new discovery about Huntington's disease

UF Health investigators make new discovery about Huntington's disease

Long-term disease progression in spinocerebellar ataxia quantified

Long-term disease progression in spinocerebellar ataxia quantified