Preclinical work supports the use of mesenchymal stem cells to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
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A new BDNF inducer enters the pipeline.
Clear differences were found among the control group, premanifest gene carriers, and those in early stages.
The search for genetic modifiers is an important part of the effort to find treatments.
Overexpression of the RCAN1 gene may be a treatment for Huntington's Disease.
Researchers have identified the mechanism by which axonal transport is impaired in neurons in HD.
We have all heard the saying that life is what you make it but many people do not realize that the way they perceive things plays a major role. I read a story once about a man who decided to test his young niece with the half glass of water to see if she was an optimist or a pessimist. The Uncle set the glass in front of her and asked if it was half empty or half full? The girl answered that it would depend on whether you were pouring it (half full) or drinking it (half empty). And with that sa