Novel proteins linked to Huntington's disease identified
A new discovery about Huntington's disease has been made by researchers, showing that the gene that causes the fatal disorder makes an unexpected 'cocktail' of mutant proteins that accumulate in the brain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Wealthy People Get Organ Transplants Faster
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- You can't buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. Wealthy people are more likely to get on multiple waiting lists and score a transplant, and less likely to die while waiting for one, a new study finds. The work confirms what many have long suspected - the rich have advantages even in a system designed to steer organs to the sickest patients and those who have waited longest. Wealthier people can better afford the tests and travel to get on more than one transplant center's waiting list, and the new study shows how much this pays off. "Multiple-listed patients we...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The Audacity of the Chinese Dream
BEIJING -- The title of U.S. President Barack Obama's pre-presidential biography is "The Audacity of Hope." Chinese President Xi Jinping has written his own document released this week -- The Communist Party's 13th five-year plan -- that might be titled "The Audacity of the Chinese Dream." This blueprint for China's future signals the most momentous shift in direction since the death of Mao and Deng Xiaoping's reform and opening up in 1978. Not a leader to rest on the laurels of his country's success so far in rising to the top ranks of the global economy, Xi wants to leap over the "middle-income t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Altered Brain Connectivity in Kids at Risk for Huntington'sAltered Brain Connectivity in Kids at Risk for Huntington's
Having the genetic mutation for Huntington's disease appears to affect brain development decades before onset of symptoms. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sensory modulation intervention and behaviour support modification for the treatment of severe aggression in Huntington's disease. A single case experimental design - Fisher CA, Brown A.
Aggression is common in Huntington's disease. However, at present there are no standard guidelines for managing aggression in Huntington's sufferers due to a lack of empirical research. This paper presents a case study of the treatment of very high levels ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Gene-editing method halts production of brain-destroying proteins
CRISPR technique blocks production of rogue proteins responsible for Huntingtons disease in mouse brain (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rutgers Genetics Research Center awarded $6 million federal grant
(Rutgers University) The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has awarded a five-year grant worth up to $6,034,323 to RUCDR Infinite Biologics, a unit of Rutgers' Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey. With the new grant, the Rutgers operation will take over management of the NINDS stem cell repository. RUCDR also will provide a comprehensive range of stem-cell related services to researchers throughout the world investigating diseases including Parkinson's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Huntington's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Landmark Huntington's trial starts
The first trial of a drug correcting the underlying defect that leads to Huntington's disease has started at University College London. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huntington's disease protein controls movement of precious cargo inside cells, study finds
A new study marks a step toward understanding the Huntingtin protein (Htt) is responsible for Huntington's disease. The research shows that Htt controls the movement of precious cargo traveling up and down neurons, the cells that form the core of the nervous system in animals. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Huntington's disease protein controls movement of precious cargo inside cells, study finds
(University at Buffalo) We know that the Huntingtin protein is responsible for Huntington's disease. Create the protein in the wrong form in the human body, and symptoms develop. But why this happens is unknown.A new University at Buffalo study moves toward understanding this enigma. The research, published in Human Molecular Genetics, shows that Htt controls the movement of precious cargo traveling up and down neurons, the cells that form the core of the nervous system in animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Finches provide clues for Huntington's disease
Finches have been used to investigate how genetic mutation causes speech impairment in Huntington's disease, with possible implications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Finches provide clues for Huntington's disease
Finches have been used to investigate how genetic mutation causes speech impairment in Huntington's disease, with possible implications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Finches offer researchers a new tool with which to study Huntington's disease
The most common lab animals, rats and mice, can't tell scientists much about speech disorders. However, a new study shows how songbirds, specifically zebra finches, may be able to aid research on neurodegenerative disorders that affect speech and vocalization. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Finches offer researchers a new tool to study Huntington’s disease
The most common lab animals, rats and mice, can’t tell scientists much about speech disorders. However, a new study shows how songbirds, specifically zebra finches, may be able to aid research on neurodegenerative disorders that affect speech and vocalization. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - October 5, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: pubaff Tags: Science News Fernando Nottebohm Huntington's disease Laboratory of Animal Behavior neurodegeneration neurosciences and behavior Wan-chun Liu Source Type: news

Beyond the Mammogram: 11 Awareness Facts I Discovered After My Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis
It was a stunning beach setting for an evening of empowerment and education as Dr. Richard Reitherman and I tag teamed to discuss breast health, dense breasts and breast cancer screening. The evening began with a reception, overlooking the Pacific, in Huntington Beach, California. Health care providers, breast cancer survivors and Orange Coast residents listened intently as Dr. Reitherman discussed adjunct screening technologies for dense breasts and I recalled my common story of missed cancer by mammogram. My unanticipated advanced cancer diagnosis in 2004 compelled me to take the bumpy road less travelled, which fueled a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2015 AAFP-CGHI Malaria review (Mark K Huntington MD, PhD)
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Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - September 22, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

2015 AAFP-CGHI Vector-Borne Parasite Review (Mark K Huntington MD, PhD)
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Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - September 22, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

2015 AAFP-CGHI GI Parasite Review (Mark K Huntington MD, PhD)
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Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - September 22, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

2015 AAFP-CGHI Ebola Review (Mark K Huntington MD, PhD)
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Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - September 21, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

W.Va. Law Supersedes Policy's Limitation Clause, Federal Judge Determines
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A limitation provision in a disability insurance policy is not enforceable under West Virginia law because the claimant was not afforded a full two years from the accrual of her legal action to file suit against the insurer, a West Virginia federal judge said Aug. 10 (Mary R. Caldwell v. Standard Insurance Co. et al., No. 14-25242, S.D. W.Va.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104253). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - September 16, 2015 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

In Memoriam: Hunt Blair
Huntington (Hunt) Blair was on a mission to inspire a "Bretton Woods moment" for creating governance around the collection and sharing of digital health information. Interoperability In Memoraim: Hunt Blair The health IT community lost a friend, guru, and catalyst for collaboration driving a movement toward unified and distributed governance that guarantee a vigorous health information supply chain. Let's honor his audacious vision. Healthcare IT News ...
Source: Healthcare IT News - September 10, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Carol Robinson Tags: Interoperability Source Type: news

Students Return to Class After Asbestos Cleared from Schools
Hundreds of Orange County school kids can set their alarm clocks a little later this year. Beginning Sept. 9, the first day back to school, most will ride the bus to their own local school rather than making a long trek to another district according to a report published in The Los Angeles Times. Last October, Ocean View School District officials shut down three elementary schools, displacing 1,600 Huntington Beach students after concerns of asbestos exposure at the schools. Transporting children by bus to eight other schools in separate districts that year cost the Ocean View School Board $50,000 a week. One School Remai...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 9, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Beth Swantek Tags: Legislation, Laws & Litigation Source Type: news

Neurological Diseases vs. the California Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-Week Challenge #16
First, a seeming digression from the subject of chronic illness. In my youth, I worked as an aquarium diver for Marine World Africa USA in Redwood City, California. Five days a week, I would swim down into the tanks full of wildlife, spending time with sharks, dolphins, eels, seals and other creatures of the sea. The most beautiful tank was a million-gallon tropical fish display, with giant groupers big as cars and tiny cleaner fish that swam in and out of their mouths, and angelfish, surgeonfish, damselfish, wrasses, and more in this man-made reef. But then one day, the fish began to die. One by one I carried them o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Neurological Diseases vs. the California Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-Week Challenge #16
First, a seeming digression from the subject of chronic illness. In my youth, I worked as an aquarium diver for Marine World Africa USA in Redwood City, California. Five days a week, I would swim down into the tanks full of wildlife, spending time with sharks, dolphins, eels, seals and other creatures of the sea. The most beautiful tank was a million-gallon tropical fish display, with giant groupers big as cars and tiny cleaner fish that swam in and out of their mouths, and angelfish, surgeonfish, damselfish, wrasses, and more in this man-made reef. But then one day, the fish began to die. One by one I carried them out, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Finding Factors that Affect Huntington’s Disease Onset
Finding Factors that Affect Huntington's Disease OnsetA novel strategy identified genetic factors linked to the onset of Huntington's disease symptoms. The approach may help predict the progression of disease and suggest new therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - August 31, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Finding Factors that Affect Huntington's Disease Onset
A novel strategy identified genetic factors linked to the onset of Huntington's disease symptoms. The approach may help predict the progression of disease and suggest new therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - August 31, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Do i misconstrue? Sarcasm detection, emotion recognition, and theory of mind in Huntington disease - Larsen IU, Vinther-Jensen T, Gade A, Nielsen JE, Vogel A.
OBJECTIVE: Emotion recognition has been widely studied in Huntington disease (HD), but only a few studies have investigated more complex social cognition and, when so, exclusively in manifest HD. The present study sought to investigate social-cognitive fun... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Five reasons the UK is going crazy for sportswear
Sales of sportswear grew by 9.5pc last year and should break through £6bn this year. Here's why leggings are the latest must-have. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: kanye west yeezy boost topshop adidas athleisure rosie huntington-whiteley how to lose weight workout beyonce exercise sportswear how to look good gym instagram Source Type: news

Teva seeks FDA approval for SD-809 to treat chorea associated with HD
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is seeking approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) for treatment in Huntington's disease (HD). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Scientists Speak Out About The Need For Fetal Tissue In Research
BOSTON (AP) -- The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS. Anti-abortion activists triggered the uproar by releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials that raised questions of whether the organization was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has denied making any profit and said it charges fees solely to cover its costs. University labor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fetal Tissue Remains Essential, Medical Researchers Say
BOSTON (AP) — The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss and neurological disorders to cancer and AIDS. Anti-abortion activists set off the uproar by releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials that raised questions of whether the organization was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has denied making any profit and said it charges fees solely to cov...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News fetal tissue Massachusetts General Hospital planned parenthood Source Type: news

Scientists adopt new strategy to find Huntington's disease therapies
Scientists searched the chromosomes of more than 4,000 Huntington's disease patients and found that DNA repair genes may determine when the neurological symptoms begin. The results may provide a guide for discovering new treatments for Huntington's disease and a roadmap for studying other neurological disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New test measures effectiveness of treatments for Huntington's disease
A new test allows physicians to measure the effects of gene silencing therapy in Huntington's disease and will support the first human clinical trial of a drug that targets the genetic cause of the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists adopt new strategy to find Huntington's disease therapies
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Scientists searched the chromosomes of more than 4,000 Huntington's disease patients and found that DNA repair genes may determine when the neurological symptoms begin. The results may provide a guide for discovering new treatments for Huntington's disease and a roadmap for studying other neurological disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New test measures effectiveness of treatments for Huntington's disease
(University of British Columbia) A new test developed by UBC researchers allows physicians to measure the effects of gene silencing therapy in Huntington's disease and will support the first human clinical trial of a drug that targets the genetic cause of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Potential target for future Huntington's disease treatment discovered
Scientists have discovered that the way DNA sequences are repaired could be critical to the development of Huntington's disease, potentially offering a target for treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

Senior care provider seeking $40M for new retirement community
Rerouting North Hamilton Road at the Route 161 interchange clears a path, literally, for the first new retirement community in 17 years for Methodist ElderCare Services. The Columbus nonprofit is seeking to issue $40 million in bonds, mainly to finance construction of the proposed Wesley Woods in far northeast Columbus. The private placement with Akron-based First Merit Bank and Columbus' Huntington National Bank is up for a hearing Wednesday with the Franklin County Hospital Commission before… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Senior care provider seeking $40M for new retirement community
Rerouting North Hamilton Road at the Route 161 interchange clears a path, literally, for the first new retirement community in 17 years for Methodist ElderCare Services. The Columbus nonprofit is seeking to issue $40 million in bonds, mainly to finance construction of the proposed Wesley Woods in far northeast Columbus. The private placement with Akron-based First Merit Bank and Columbus' Huntington National Bank is up for a hearing Wednesday with the Franklin County Hospital Commission before… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - July 27, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Raptor Pharmaceutical Announces Management Changes
NOVATO, Calif., July 15, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (RPTP) today announced the appointment of Ashley Gould, J.D. as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Governance. In addition, Ted Dal... Biopharmaceuticals, PersonnelRaptor Pharmaceutical, nephropathic cystinosis, Huntington's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 15, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Mum should have died three years ago'
How a family copes with Huntington's disease (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eliminating intersex babies is not a legitimate use of genetic embryo testing | Celeste Orr
It is done to reinforce the inadequate sex binary and even to police non-heterosexual, queer attractions or acts“Designer babies” seems like a concept from a dystopian future, but they’re here now: would-be parents who utilize in-vitro fertilization to conceive often also have the option of genetically testing embryos and then picking which one to implant.Scientists can test for hundreds of things, from fatal genetic traits like Tay-Sachs and Huntington disease to non-fatal but culturally devalued embodiments like Down syndrome, deafness, blindness and intersex conditions. Continue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Celeste Orr Tags: Genetics Childbirth Fertility problems Health & wellbeing Science Source Type: news

Liberia: Maternal Health Care Key Priority, Says Gedeh Health Administrator
[LINA] Grand Gedeh County Health Services Administrator, Mrs. Eugenia Huntington, has emphasized that saving the lives of women and children across the county is her institution's top priority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

ASHG announces 2015 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education
(American Society of Human Genetics) The American Society of Human Genetics has named Robert L. Nussbaum, Roderick R. McInnes, and Huntington F. Willard as the 2015 recipients of its annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. The ASHG award recognizes an individual or group for contributions of exceptional quality and importance to human genetics education internationally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What Life Is Like With A Disfigured Face
(Photo: © Anthony Gerace) In a world obsessed with beauty, living with a facial disfigurement can be hard. Neil Steinberg explores the past and present to find out what it’s like to look different.“Take your ear off for me, please,” Rosie Seelaus says to Randy James, who is sitting on a black exam chair in a special room designed for viewing colors in the Craniofacial Center on the Near West Side of Chicago.He reaches up and detaches his right ear, which she created for him out of silicone seven years before. The ear is shabby, stained from skin oil and mottled by daily use. Viewed under various lig...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Huntington's disease proteins spread from cell to cell
By identifying in spinal fluid how the characteristic mutant proteins of Huntington's disease spread from cell to cell, scientists and colleagues have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the presence and proliferation of these neuron-damaging compounds -- a discovery that may accelerate the development of new drugs to treat this incurable disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Huntington's Disease Awareness: Spreading It, Maximizing It and Measuring Success With a Hot Dish
Feeling supported and understood by friends and the general public, and not feeling utterly alone anymore. This is how so many in the Huntington's disease (HD) community would like to feel. Making inroads toward this level of support involves achieving one of those nebulous activism buzzwords: awareness. Whether talking about Huntington's disease or any other cause or human condition, we know awareness is a good thing. We know generally that awareness means a greater number of people becoming aware of something and hopefully understanding it at least on a basic level. But beyond that, the whole idea of awareness can be mu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein 'comet tails' propel cell recycling process
Several well-known neurodegenerative diseases, such as Lou Gehrig's (ALS), Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's disease, all result in part from a defect in autophagy - one way a cell removes... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

Protein 'comet tails' propel cell recycling process
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Lou Gehrig's, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's disease, all result in part from a defect in autophagy -- one way a cell removes and recycles misfolded proteins and pathogens. Researchers show for the first time that the formation of ephemeral compartments key in this process require actin polymerization by a complex of seven proteins, which creates 'comet tails.' (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New tool identifies novel compound targeting causes of type 2 diabetes
A new drug screening technology has identified a new potential anti-diabetes compound -- and a powerful way to quickly test whether other molecules can have a positive effect on a critical molecular pathway believed to be central to diseases ranging from diabetes to retinitis pigmentosa, cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease, and Alzheimer's. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ataxia mouse model: Eye blink conditioning for early diagnosis of human disease SCA6
Scientists have established a mouse model for the human disease SCA6. SCA6 is characterized by movement deficits and caused by similar genetic alterations as Chorea Huntington. The mouse model will be used to investigate the disease mechanisms. Experiments suggest that an impairment of eye blink conditioning could be an early disease symptom. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news