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> Huntington’s disease: New strategy opens door to novel therapies
post Aug 19, 2015, 02:49 AM
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In a research study spanning over three decades, scientists found that DNA repair genes may determine when the neurological symptoms begin in Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is an inherited disorder of the brain in which cells in certain parts of the brain degenerate and die. It is caused by changes in a gene that encodes the Huntingtin protein. Symptoms usually begin between the ages of 30 and 50, but can appear in senior citizens and children too.

The results of the current study, which involved analyzing the chromosomes of more than 4,000 Huntington’s patients, can not only provide a guide for discovering new treatments for Huntington’s disease, but also serve as a guide for studying other neurological disorders.
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