Powerful new approach helps understand molecular alterations in neurological disease

 CREDIT: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

CREDIT: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Neurological diseases are typically associated with a multitude of molecular changes. But out of these thousands of changes in gene expression, which ones are actually driving the disease? Read full story.

Funding for this work was provided, in part, by a grant from the Hereditary Disease Foundation.

SAVE THE DATE - Jackie's Walk 4 HD, October 14, 2018

Jackie's Walk for HD 2018 will be held October 14th, at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, NY with the Hereditary Disease Foundation (HDF). HDF was the first organization funding research and continues to inspire innovation in the field of Huntington's disease research. We are so happy to run this event as part of HDF’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

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Pope Francis champions Huntington's disease, by HDF President Nancy Wexler

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"From the moment I first visited Venezuela in 1979, which has the world’s highest prevalence of Huntington’s disease, I was moved and motivated to help and improve the lives of patients with Huntington’s disease, their families and their communities." 

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Washington Post features HDF President Nancy Wexler and CEO Meghan Donaldson

Pope Francis caresses a sick woman during an audience with Huntington's disease sufferers and their families on May 18, 2017. (Andrew Medichini/AP)

“I'm ecstatic,” said Nancy Wexler, who in 1993 identified the mutation. “Huntington's is horrible, one of the worst diseases known to mankind, and certain death. . . . We know it’s a bad gene, making a bad protein, that makes people sick, that kills your brain cells. Anything that could impact that, we knew that that could be a cure.”

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