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Study identifies previously unknown proteins in Huntington’s disease pathology.

Huntington’s disease is an inherited disorder that damages nerve cells and causes parts of the brain to deteriorate, leading to uncontrolled movements and cognitive problems. There is no way to … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown proteins in Huntington’s disease pathology.

Scientists reverse Huntington’s disease in animal model using precision medicine.

By adjusting the levels of a key signaling protein, researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) improved motor function and brain abnormalities in experimental animals with a form of … Continue Reading Scientists reverse Huntington’s disease in animal model using precision medicine.

Scientists uncover master key in development of Huntington’s Disease.

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered a major contributor to Huntington’s disease, a devastating progressive neurological condition that produces involuntary movements, emotional disturbance and cognitive impairment. Using … Continue Reading Scientists uncover master key in development of Huntington’s Disease.

Protein pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize.

‘Master-regulator’ protein which pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize is identified. Unexpected links to Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease also seen. Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What’s more, the protein appears to trigger cancer’s spread in part by blocking two other proteins that are normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests these two disease processes could have unexpected ties.

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