Huntington's Disease

Could fasting help to treat Huntington’s disease?

Restricting food intake to a specific time period each day could benefit people living with Huntington’s disease, a new study indicates. Restricting food intake to the same 6-hour period was found to benefit mouse models of Huntington’s disease. Having studied mouse models of the disease, researchers found that a strict eating schedule — which involved […]

Huntington's Disease Nutrition / Diet

Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality

Eating meals at the same time each day may be an effective way to improve quality of life for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers suggest that restricting eating times may benefit people with Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. In a study conducted on mice with Huntington’s disease, researchers discovered that […]

Huntington's Disease Neurology / Neuroscience

Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer’s disease

Protein aggregates are the hallmark of a number of neurodegenerative diseases. New research, published in the journal PLOS Biology, examines a human enzyme that unravels these disruptive plaques. Abnormal protein buildups (shown here) are involved in a number of neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. Neurodegenerative diseases already affect millions of people in the United States. […]

Huntington's Disease

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington’s in mouse model

Research, published this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, offers hope for people with Huntington’s disease. Gene editing could be the key to an eventual cure. Gene editing advancements could produce a future cure for Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease, an inherited condition, causes the progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. It affects […]

Huntington's Disease

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). Their findings, which will be published online in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, could benefit clinical trials that test new treatments for the disease. In HD, an expansion of a […]