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Scientists have halted Huntington's disease activity for 6 months in mice
 

Scientists have halted Huntington's disease activity for 6 months in mice

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A new treatment for Huntington’s disease has curbed the activity of a genetic mutation responsible for severe muscle problems and involuntary twitching for several months in a trial with mice.
 
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12 Sep 2016 - General
 
This is a breakthrough. Of course it's still far fetched, since it's only been tested on mice, but the results are amazing. The repression of the mutant gene is amazing at 66% in just three weeks. If their guess is right that the huntingtin gene is the cause of the disease, then focusing the repression of this gene would really do wonders for those affected. In House MD, the TV series, Olivia Wilde is threatened by Huntington's and has already lost family to it. She knew it was inevi...
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Huntington’s disease is a progressive disorder affecting the brain. There is ongoing degeneration of neurons of the brains that can lead to neurological problems like involuntary jerking or twitching movements; difficulty walking, speaking, and swallowing; and a decline in thinking and reasoning abilities. And all of these problems as a result of a single gene mutation. Treating this condition has been a challenge to neurologists. There are medications that can slow down the progression of the ...
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