"Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Defect in process that controls gene expression may contribute to Huntington's disease
Researchers have identified a gene silencing mechanism that maintains neuronal specification and protects against neurodegeneration, a new report outlines. Ref. Source 3h.
Huntington's disease linked to dysfunction of brain structure
Scientists have identified a link between Huntington's disease and dysfunction of the subthalamic nucleus, a component of the basal ganglia, a group of brain structures critical for movement and impulse control. Ref. Source 4d.
Possible biomarker for Huntington's disease. A new discovery of a potential biomarker for Huntington's disease (HD) could mean a more effective way of evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for this neurological disease. The findings may provide insight into treatments that could postpone the death of neurons in people who carry the HD gene mutation, but who do not yet show symptoms of the disease. Source 2m.