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Old 25-12-09, 10:30 AM   #1
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A so-called "molecular switch" that can stop Huntington's disease from developing has been discovered. US researchers found that the mutated huntingtin protein, which causes the hereditary disorder, could be prevented in mice by a chemical modification.
The breakthrough has been described as an "exciting new avenue" in possible treatments for the neurological condition, which affects a person's movement, mood and reasoning.

http://www.channel4.com/news/article...isease/3477987
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Old 25-12-09, 10:43 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting

Lets hope that 2010 brings lots more good news stories like this one.
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Old 25-12-09, 12:23 PM   #3
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Wonderful news. Where can we get more info?
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Old 25-12-09, 12:27 PM   #4
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Wonderful news. Where can we get more info?
Not sure - CHDI in the US maybe ? I saw that on C4 news website this morning but it doesn't say a source
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Old 25-12-09, 12:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: A step in the right direction !

I saw that yesterday too, great news if it works. Lets hope it's another route of hope in HD research.
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Old 25-12-09, 12:38 PM   #6
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Here's the same story on the BBC site, little bit more info.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8428051.stm
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Old 25-12-09, 04:22 PM   #7
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I was just coming to post the link :p But you all beat me to it!

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Old 25-12-09, 04:40 PM   #8
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Thanks for posting! Whee, it all seems very exciting!

And (if it does work) - it sounds like this could be more like a way of completely stopping HD from developing, rather than just treating the symptoms...or have I misunderstood this?? I sometimes get a little confused with all the medical jargon!

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Old 25-12-09, 08:18 PM   #9
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Thats very promising... lets hope it's a good start to the new year and that it continues.

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I was just coming to post the link :p But you all beat me to it!

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