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Uncovering the early origins of Huntington’s disease

Posted by on January 29th, 2018

With 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.     One in 10,000 Americans suffer from the disease, and most begin to show symptoms in middle age as they develop jerky movements—and as these patients[…]

Hope for Huntington’s

Posted by on January 14th, 2013

Every time a biologist drives pluripotent cells to differentiate into a specialized cell type, patients of all sorts of diseases, disorders, and injuries allow their hope to grow.  A research group recently reported how to drive differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into medium-sized spiny neurons, the neurons that are some of the first to[…]