AI Blood Test Predicts Neurodegenerative Disease Progression AI Blood Test Predicts Neurodegenerative Disease Progression
A novel machine-learning tool that uses genetic data from patient blood samples can strongly predict the progression and severity of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Quebec couple pleads for IVF funding to help them conceive a baby without Huntington's disease
Anna Lambert and Joey Lapointe know any child they conceive has a 50-50 chance of inheriting Huntington's, a debilitating and fatal disease. IVF and genetic testing of the embryo before it's implanted would prevent that, but the government won't pay for it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Daughter, 32, on mother's Huntington's disease... as she finds out she also carries the mutated gene
In a film for the BC Danielle, 32, reveaed her mother Lisa has lost the ability to speak or eat on her own. Lisa tested positive after a blood test at Great Ormond Street, London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huntington's disease: I'm taking a test that will reveal my future
Danielle's mum has Huntington's disease – now she’s finding out if she will also get it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic screen offers new drug targets for Huntington's disease
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Using a genetic screen that was previously impossible in the mammalian brain, MIT neuroscientists have identified hundreds of genes that are necessary for neuron survival. They also used the approach to identify genes that contribute to the toxic effects of mutant protein that causes Huntington's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New roles found for Huntington's disease protein
(Duke University) A Duke University research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. Using genetic mouse models, they have discovered that neurons in the striatum, a brain area involved in controlling movement, require the huntingtin gene for regulating the body's movements, maintaining cell health during aging, and developing functioning connections between cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Huntington's has affected everyone I ever loved'
Sandy Patience wants to help find a treatment for the degenerative disease that has blighted his family. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lymphoma Now Curable, but Should Cost Be Considered? Lymphoma Now Curable, but Should Cost Be Considered?
Scott Huntington, MD, MPH, discusses the cost of cancer drugs, and how prices have been increasing in recent decades, using the case of a real patient to illustrate his points.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Structural brain correlates of irritability and aggression in early manifest Huntington's disease - Martinez-Horta S, Sampedro F, Horta-Barba A, Perez-Perez J, Pagonabarraga J, G ómez-Ansón B, Kulisevsky J.
In Huntington's disease (HD), irritability and aggressive behavior represent highly prevalent and disabling neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, their structural brain correlates have not been extensively explored. Here, we rated the severity of irritabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Patient desperately needs his health records, but disgraced doctor won't give them up
The caregiver of a London man with Huntington's disease says she's still waiting for disgraced neurologist Harvey Christopher Hyson to provide medical records she says are needed to ensure Darrin Smyth gets proper care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

New way to identify and track progression of Huntington's disease
(University of Southampton) Researchers at the universities of Southampton and Cambridge have developed a new technique to analyse biochemical changes unique to Huntington's disease. The breakthrough has the potential to lead to the improved diagnosis of disease onset and possibly better ways to track the effects of new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The right mouse model is crucial for Huntington's disease drug development
(IOS Press) Huntington's disease (HD) is an incurable and fatal hereditary disease. Developing disease-modifying drugs to treat patients with HD depends on studying them in animal models. Scientists evaluated the mouse models used for developing new treatments for mood disorders in HD and recommended which of these models are most relevant to their studies. Their findings are published in the Journal of Huntington's Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Iowa receives major grant to continue work on Huntington's disease
(University of Iowa Health Care) Peg Nopoulos, MD, chair of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, neurology, and pediatrics in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has received a 5-year, $18 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue and expand a decade-long study on brain development in children at risk for developing Huntington's Disease (HD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neurology patient desperate for medical records 1 year after doctor loses licence
A London doctor stripped of his medical licence in January says he will release the medical records of a former patient who's suffering from Huntington's disease, only after CBC called with questions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Ancient worm reveals way to destroy toxic cells in Huntington's disease
(Monash University) Research led by a Monash University scientist has identified a highly conserved mechanism in worms and humans that controls the removal of toxic protein aggregates -- hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify a molecular mechanism involved in Huntington's disease
(University of Barcelona) Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) described a mechanism, the increase of proteinaceous synthesis, which takes part in the degeneration of the type of neurons that are affected in Huntington's disease, a genetic neurodegenerative disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trust sued over Huntington ’s disease non-disclosure
Case could result in shift in confidentiality rules Related items fromOnMedica Men ’s dementia risk higher after androgen deprivation therapy Patients with genetic disease history face discrimination GMC stresses duty to report poor care NICE calls for consistent clinical and social care in cerebral palsy Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Huntington's breakthrough as experts find way of killing mutant protein
Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, found four compounds that can clear the mutant protein behind the crippling condition, which kills vital brain cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Gene-Editing Revolution Is Already Here
Ever since the discovery of the structure of DNA in the 1950s, scientists have been dreaming about rewriting the code of life. What if we could correct genetic mutations that cause disease in order to radically improve human health? Harnessed from the naturally occurring immune system that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, CRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary, once-in-a-generation tool that offers the real potential to quickly and efficiently achieve what was once thought impossible. Since 2012, the technology has been adopted rapidly, transforming basic research, drug development, diagnostics and agriculture. I...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Doudna Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

The Director of the NIH Lays Out His Vision of the Future of Medical Science
Our world has never witnessed a time of greater promise for improving human health. Many of today’s health advances have stemmed from a long arc of discovery that begins with strong, steady support for basic science. In large part because of fundamental research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which traces its roots to 1887, Americans are living longer, healthier lives. Life expectancy for a baby born in the U.S. has risen from 47 years in 1900 to more than 78 years today. Among the advances that have helped to make this possible are a 70% decline in the U.S. death rate from cardiovascular disease ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dr. Francis S. Collins Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare medicine Source Type: news

Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington ’s disease
A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington ’s disease has identified a potential strategy that may halt the disease and repair some of the damage it causes.Astrocytes interact with and support neurons, or nerve cells, and other brain cells. Although astrocytes outnumber neurons, little is known about how they interact with synapses, the junctions between neurons that enable them to communicate and convey messages to each other.The study, led by UCLA researchers and published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that Huntington ’s disease dama...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taxes Must Be Deducted From Disability Claimant's Settlement, Judge Says
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A West Virginia federal judge on Sept. 25 denied a disability claimant's motion to enforce a settlement without a deduction for applicable tax withholding after determining that the plan at issue and the Internal Revenue Service require that taxes be withheld from the settlement amount because the settlement clearly qualifies as replacement wages for tax purposes (Noel Jordan v. AT&T Integrated Disability Service Center Disability Plan, et al., No. 18-94, S.D. W.Va., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164015). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

A hometown lawyer is suing the nation’s largest drug companies over the opioid crisis
Paul Farrell vows to make the opioid pill industry pay for what happened to Huntington. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Boston Resident Diagnosed With Measles; Possible Exposure Locations Identified
BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston resident has the city’s first confirmed case of the measles since 2013. The Public Health Commission announced Wednesday that others may have been exposed at a number of locations in the South End, Fenway and Back Bay neighborhoods. Doctors diagnosed the case on Sunday. Health officials released the following lists of locations in Boston and times where the person could have exposed others: Friday, October 4th 1:30pm to 4:30pm Render Coffee, 563 Columbus Avenue, South End Friday, October 4th 2:30pm to 4:45pm Cafe Madeleine, 517 Columbus Avenue, South End Friday, October 4th 6:30pm to 9:3...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Measles Source Type: news

Why a shop assistant refuses to get tested for a terminal disease
Jennifer Hammond feels like she's only lived 'half a life'. For years she's known she has a 50% chance of inheriting the incurable neurological condition Huntington's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Responds to Wave of Opioids Litigation by Filing for Bankruptcy. What Happens Now?
Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company facing an onslaught of litigation for allegedly contributing to the opioid crisis, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday as part of a tentative, yet controversial settlement with state and local governments. Purdue is being sued in various courts over using allegedly deceptive marketing practices to promote its prescription painkiller OxyContin. One major federal case before an Ohio judge involves at least 1,600 consolidated lawsuits from across the country, including regions hard-hit by the crisis, like Portsmouth, Ohio, and Huntington, W.Va. On Monday, the judge overseeing that case remov...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioid crisis Source Type: news

Finally, a Promising Drug in Huntington's Finally, a Promising Drug in Huntington's
Dr Christoph Diener discusses new findings in neurology, including studies related to Huntington's disease, rehabilitation, and headache.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Was Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Its Role in the Opioid Crisis. With Similar Lawsuits Across the Country, That Could Be Just the Beginning
An Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in a historic ruling on Monday, marking the first time an opioid manufacturer has been deemed responsible in court and made to pay damages. It could have implications for the slew of lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers and distributors throughout the country. A much bigger federal case before an Ohio judge involves at least 1,600 consolidated lawsuits from cities and counties from across the country, including hard-hit regions like Portsmouth, Ohio and Huntington, W.Va. The nationwide suit was filed in Ohio because...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized legal onetime opioids Source Type: news

Therapeutic blockade of activin-A improves NK cell function and antitumor immunity
Natural killer (NK) cells are innate lymphocytes that play a major role in immunosurveillance against tumor initiation and metastatic spread. The signals and checkpoints that regulate NK cell fitness and function in the tumor microenvironment are not well defined. Transforming growth factor–β (TGF-β) is a suppressor of NK cells that inhibits interleukin-15 (IL-15)–dependent signaling events and increases the abundance of receptors that promote tissue residency. Here, we showed that NK cells express the type I activin receptor ALK4, which, upon binding to its ligand activin-A, phosphorylated SMAD2/3 to...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rautela, J., Dagley, L. F., de Oliveira, C. C., Schuster, I. S., Hediyeh-Zadeh, S., Delconte, R. B., Cursons, J., Hennessy, R., Hutchinson, D. S., Harrison, C., Kita, B., Vivier, E., Webb, A. I., Degli-Esposti, M. A., Davis, M. J., Huntington, N. D., Souz Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Parents of boy with a genetic condition are desperately trying to find him a stem cell match
Daniel McAvoy, from Huntington in Cambridgeshire, has Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a crippling condition that is thought to strike as little as one in every million children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do we have a right to know if we could have the Huntington ’s disease gene?
Not telling your child that this hereditary condition is in the family can be devastating later onOn a lazy Sunday morning in May last year, Isobel Lloyd was at her boyfriend ’s house, having coffee with his mum. The conversation had worked around to Lloyd’s grandma – her mother’s mother – who’d died in her 50s, when Lloyd was very young. Lloyd’s only memories of her had been hospice visits where her grandma lay bedbound, unable to talk or swallow, with no control over how her body moved. Lloyd had forgotten the name of her grandma’s disease, hadn’t thought about it in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna Moore Tags: Huntington's disease Family Health Life and style Psychology Science & wellbeing Society Source Type: news

Molecular 'clutch' puts infection-fighting cells into gear
(National Centre for Biological Sciences) An international team including University of Warwick scientists identifies proteins that drive activation of our immune response. Adaptor proteins act as a 'clutch' to move clusters of proteins within cellsCould open opportunities to design immune cells to combat specific problems. Protein condensates are involved; have been found to play roles in many biological processes and diseases, including Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and types of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The association between exposure to violent pornography and teen dating violence in grade 10 high school students - Rostad WL, Gittins-Stone D, Huntington C, Rizzo CJ, Pearlman D, Orchowski L.
Exposure to pornography in general has been linked with adolescent dating violence and sexual aggression, but less is known about exposure to violent pornography specifically. The current study examined the association of violent pornography exposure with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An efficient gait dynamics classification method for neurodegenerative diseases using brain signals - Mole SSS, Sujatha K.
Neurons of the human brain are primarily affected by the Huntington's disease (HD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease and so on. Classification of these neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) is clinically important to analyze the destruct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Blood-Brain Barrier Chip Created Using Stem Cells
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said that for the first time they have duplicated a patient's blood-brain barrier (BBB) with stem cells. In turn, the research team said this can be used to develop personalized medicine and new techniques to research brain disorders. The new research, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is a collaboration between Dr. Gad Vatine of BGU's Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Center and Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and Dr. Clive N. Svendsen, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The BBB bl...
Source: MDDI - June 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Searching for the origins of the depressive symptoms in Huntington's disease
(University of Barcelona) About 40% of the affected patients with Huntington's disease -- a neurodegenerative pathology -- show depression symptoms, even in early stages before the apparition of the typical motor symptoms of the disease. An altered function of Cdk5 kinase -- an essential enzyme in several cell signalling pathways -- could explain the physiopathology of the depressive-like behaviour in Huntington's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emory University Fires 2 Neuroscientists Accused of Hiding Chinese Ties
Emory University fired two neuroscientists after they were accused of failing to disclose foreign research funding and connections with China. Li Xiao-Jiang told Science magazine that the university fired him and his wife, Li Shihua––with whom he led a laboratory at the Atlanta university’s medical school. The university also shut down their laboratory. Four Chinese postdoctoral students working in the lab were told to leave the U.S. within 30 days, Li said. Li and his wife are best known for studying Huntington disease. They are denying the allegations and suggested that their firing was part of a proble...
Source: TIME: Science - May 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Research Source Type: news

Most At-Risk Opt Out of Genetic Testing for Huntington Disease
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- The vast majority of people at risk for Huntington disease (HD) choose not to be tested preemptively, mainly because there is no cure for the disease, according to a study published online May 15 in Clinical Genetics. Karen... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why adults at risk for Huntington's choose not to learn if they inherited deadly gene
(Georgetown University Medical Center) As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington's disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also develop the fatal disorder -- and a new study details the reasons why. Understanding the " why " matters as new clinical trials testing therapies for people who haven't yet developed symptoms of Huntington disease requires participants to be tested for the HD gene to be included in the trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mining 25 years of data uncovers a new predictor of age of onset for Huntington disease
(University of British Columbia) Investigators at the University of British Columbia (UBC)/Centre for Molecular Medicine& Therapeutics (CMMT) and BC Children's Hospital have examined more than 25 years of data to reveal new insights into predicting the age of onset for Huntington disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How mutations lead to neurodegenerative disease
(University of Adelaide) Scientists have discovered how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease. The discovery is an important step towards better treatment to slow the progression or delay onset in a range of incurable diseases such as Huntington's and motor neurone disease - possibly through the use, in new ways, of existing anti-inflammatory drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nanotubes enable travel of Huntington's protein
(Scripps Research Institute) Nanotube tunnels extend like bridges for the toxic Huntington's disease protein, and spring back after delivery, a new study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LEGATO-HD: Laquinimod Misses Primary Aim in Huntington's LEGATO-HD: Laquinimod Misses Primary Aim in Huntington's
No significant changes on a clinical motor rating scale emerged after 1 year, but researchers report some intriguing differences on brain imaging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novel Treatment for Huntington's Shows Early Promise Novel Treatment for Huntington's Shows Early Promise
The first-in-human trial of investigational agent RG6042 (aka, HTTRx) provides details about safety and other factors behind its potential in early Huntington's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Huntington drug successfully lowers levels of disease-causing protein
(University of British Columbia) An international clinical trial has found that a new drug for Huntington disease is safe, and that treatment with the drug successfully lowers levels of the abnormal protein that causes the debilitating disease in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When designing clinical trials for huntington's disease, first ask the experts
(IOS Press) Progress in understanding the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington's disease (HD) and at least some molecular underpinnings of the disease has resulted in a new era of clinical testing of potential treatments. How best to design clinical trials in which HD patients are willing to participate and comply is a question faced by researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hope for those with Huntington's – podcast
Robin McKie, the Observer ’s science and environment editor, discusses an innovative drug that may soon offer ways to fight Huntington’s disease, while Mark Newnham describes being diagnosed with the inherited condition. Plus: Peter Beaumont describes his trip to the Costa Rican cloud forest, at threat from climate chang eForMark Newnham and thousands of others who havebeen told they have inherited Huntington ’s disease, the future would appear bleak, a prospect of inexorable physical and mental decline. But scientists believe they areclosing in on a treatment to control its worst effects.Anushka Asthana ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Anushka Asthana with Robin McKie, Mark Newnham and Peter Beaumont, produced by Amy Walker, Brenna Daldorph, Ammar Kalia, Elizabeth Cassin and Eloise Stevens; executive producers Phil Maynard and Nicole Jackson Tags: Huntington's disease Science Climate change Costa Rica Medical research Source Type: news

Drug used to treat high blood pressure could relieve Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's
A study by the University of Cambridge found the hypertension medication felodipine reduced the toxic build-up of proteins in the brains of mice and zebrafish with these diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study
(University of Cambridge) A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news