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Old 30-07-13, 11:19 AM   #1
saturn
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Default Clue to Huntington's Disease Solution Found

The following paper looks interesting the crux of it is that the mutated protein does fails to work in HD because it changes shape so it does not engage and do its job, these scientists have found a way to look at the shape of the protein in live hd patients, this should allow for a possible medictations effects to be checked as working as soon at the trial starts rather than having to wait for years looking for changes. I know it is not a cure but if they can do things faster and have a certainty that things work or not that would be a huge step forward I think, So good day today

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0729161517.htm
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Old 30-07-13, 11:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Clue to Huntington's Disease Solution Found

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The following paper looks interesting the crux of it is that the mutated protein does fails to work in HD because it changes shape so it does not engage and do its job, these scientists have found a way to look at the shape of the protein in live hd patients, this should allow for a possible medictations effects to be checked as working as soon at the trial starts rather than having to wait for years looking for changes. I know it is not a cure but if they can do things faster and have a certainty that things work or not that would be a huge step forward I think, So good day today

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0729161517.htm
Amazing.
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Old 30-07-13, 12:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Clue to Huntington's Disease Solution Found

You can almost feel the pace of research building up on finding treatments and hopefully a cure for HD. There is big money being invested in research on the western side of the Atlantic.
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