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Health News - Huntingtons Disease

Could fasting help to treat Huntington's disease?
Restricting food intake to a set time period every day could help to clear the brain of a protein that causes Huntington's disease, new research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Huntington's 'super assassin' molecule could kill cancer
The gene that causes Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells, as revealed in tests on laboratory cells and mice with ovarian cancer. (Medical News Today)

Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality
In a study of mouse models with Huntington's disease, researchers found that eating at the same time every day improved motor skills and sleep quality. (Medical News Today)

Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?
A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. (Medical News Today)

Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease
A study using a human enzyme, called cyclophilin 40, offers a new way to disentangle the faulty protein clumps in a range of neurodegenerative diseases. (Medical News Today)

Genetic modifier for Huntington's disease progression identified
A team led by UCL and Cardiff University researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington's disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with... (Medical News Today)

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington's in mouse model
Huntington's is a progressive neurological condition; there is no cure. Recent advances in gene editing techniques offer new hope. (Medical News Today)

Blood test can predict onset and track progression of Huntington's disease
The first blood test that can predict the onset and progression of Huntington's disease has been identified by a UCL-led study. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share common crucial feature
A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all share a similar ability to cause damage when they... (Medical News Today)

Scientists add to theory about Huntington's mechanism
Rice University researchers are starting to understand how protein fragments influence the fiber aggregation suspected as a cause of Huntington's disease. (Medical News Today)

Study uncovers a mechanism driving cognitive symptoms in Huntington's disease
Individuals affected by Huntington's disease (HD) inherit a mutation in the Huntingtin gene (HTT) that causes the encoded HTT protein to misfold and accumulate in neurons. (Medical News Today)

New discovery is a step towards developing Huntington's disease treatments before symptoms appear
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... (Medical News Today)

Hope for new treatment for Huntington's disease
Researchers working at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and University of Southern Denmark have managed to produce short synthetic DNA analogues - oligonucleotides - that bind direct to the gene... (Medical News Today)

'Helper cells' can turn toxic in brain injury and diseases
Astrocytes induced by central nervous system injury and disease normally help repair damage. Now, a study finds some can turn rogue and kill cells instead. (Medical News Today)

Huntington's disease linked to dysfunction of brain structure
Study helps explain why gene mutation causes debilitating symptoms and loss of brain tissue. (Medical News Today)

Tufts researchers uncover possible source of genetic error causing multiple diseases
Tufts University researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the occurrence of a genetic error that causes over a dozen neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, including... (Medical News Today)

Huntington's disease affects muscle as well as brain
After studying cell processes in mice, researchers suggest Huntington’s disease involves defects in muscle maturation as well as death of brain cells. (Medical News Today)

Scripps Florida scientists pinpoint regulator of amphetamine induced motor activity
In new findings that could have an impact on the development of therapies for a number of currently untreatable brain disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, scientists from the... (Medical News Today)

The messenger in Huntington's disease
A research effort at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, reveals new molecular mechanisms of Huntington's disease. (Medical News Today)

Stanford study identifies new biomarkers for Huntington's disease
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have identified several new biological markers to measure the progression of the inherited neurodegenerative disorder Huntington's disease (HD). (Medical News Today)

Activity of Huntington's disease gene curbed for 6 months in mice
A single injection of a new treatment has reduced the activity of the gene responsible for Huntington's disease for several months in a trial in mice. (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify how a single gene can protect against causes of neurodegenerative diseases
New research has identified how cells protect themselves against 'protein clumps' known to be the cause of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. (Medical News Today)

Novel compound has promise for treatment of Huntington's disease
A major, multi-institutional study based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified a promising treatment strategy for Huntington's disease (HD). (Medical News Today)

Drug helps control involuntary, sudden movements of Huntington disease
In a study appearing in JAMA, Samuel Frank, M.D., of Harvard Medical School, Boston, and the Huntington Study Group, and colleagues evaluated the efficacy and safety of the drug deutetrabenazine to... (Medical News Today)

Huntington's risk genes '10 times more common than previously thought'
A study of more than 7,300 adults suggests the number of people at low risk of Huntington's disease is 10 times higher than previous estimates report. (Medical News Today)

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