Newly discovered molecular chaperones may soon be part of therapies for Huntington's disease
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  February 5, 2018  
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 Newly discovered molecular chaperones may soon be part of therapies for Huntington's diseaseNewly discovered molecular chaperones may soon be part of therapies for Huntington's disease
 
Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disease. It is always fatal. The disease is caused by a defect in the Huntingtin gene. To this day, no therapy will put a stop to the insidious disintegration of brain cells.
 
   Discovery of potential biomarker for Huntington's disease may help postpone disease onsetDiscovery of potential biomarker for Huntington's disease may help postpone disease onset
 
A new discovery of a potential biomarker for Huntington's disease (HD) could mean a more effective way of evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for this neurological disease.
 
   Study finds overall pattern of commonality between Huntington's and Parkinson'sStudy finds overall pattern of commonality between Huntington's and Parkinson's
 
A new study strongly suggests that the brains of people who have died of Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) show a similar response to a lifetime of neurodegeneration, despite being two very distinct diseases.
 
 Rockefeller scientists develop system to model Huntington’s in human embryonic stem cells
 
Rockefeller scientists develop system to model Huntington’s in human embryonic stem cellsWith new findings, scientists may be poised to break a long impasse in research on Huntington's disease, a fatal hereditary disorder for which there is currently no treatment.
 
 
 Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxia
 
Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxiaSpinocerebellar ataxia is a group of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive incoordination of gait, and is often associated with poor coordination of hands, speech, and eye movements.
 
 
 Gene Knockin
 
Gene KnockinGene knockin (KI) involves the insertion of an exogenous gene at a specific locus in the genome, and is currently used to study small nucleotide mutations.
 
 
 The effects of Huntington’s disease can be seen as early as conception, finds new study
 
The effects of Huntington’s disease can be seen as early as conception, finds new studyIn a breakthrough study, scientists at the Rockefeller University have observed the effects of Huntington’s disease in neurons as early as conception.