We are excited to be advancing a treatment that has the potential to slow the rate of motor and functional decline in Huntington's disease
patients," said Julie Anne Smith, Raptor's President and CEO.
As the role of the hypothalamus in Huntington's disease
is gradually mapped, knowledge might be gained from drug research for other psychiatric diseases.
With the Huntington's disease
domain knowledge that CHDI brings and the therapeutic approach that Isis is pioneering, this partnership has the potential to develop biomarkers for specific therapeutics for Huntington's disease
and lead to personalized medicines for Huntington's patients.
Editor's Note: Huntington's disease
is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by a genetic error that produces abnormal proteins in the brain's cells.
gradually takes away the ability to control movements, think normally, and cam for oneself.
is a familial disease caused by a mutation in the huntingtin gene.
Robert Pacifici, CHDI's Chief Scientific Officer, stated, "We are intrigued with the potential that Samaritan's neuroprotective drugs have in combating Huntington's disease
and look forward to evaluating the company's portfolio of Alzheimer's drugs.
The high frequency of juvenile Huntington's disease
in South Africa.
, which is hereditary and affects the nervous system, had already claimed the life of Caitlyn's grandad, John Hastie, and left her dad, James, 42, in need of round-the-clock care.
In addition to its stroke and Huntington's disease
programmes, ReNeuron is developing stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease, Type 1 diabetes and diseases of the retina.
Someone whose parent has Huntington's disease
is born with a 50-50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene.
Patients with Huntington's disease
are most likely to consider suicide when soft neurologic signs start to develop but before diagnosis, and then again during initial disease progression, Jane Paulsen, Ph.
Individuals who have been genetically tested and found to carry the gene that causes Huntington's disease
are being recruited for the multicenter PREDICT study.
It is an excellent practical guide and extensively covers the Huntington's disease
Antibiotic treatment for Huntington's disease
: A common antibiotic slows the progression of Huntington's disease
symptoms in mice, scientists have found.