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Latest Hope To Huntington Stories

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2009-06-05 06:36:13

Researchers say they have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the mechanism by which Huntington's disease selectively destroys only certain brain cells in patients afflicted with the illness. Experts say the discovery could provide them with a target against which to develop and direct long-awaited treatments for the fatal disease.  They also hinted that their new understanding could prove significant for research on more common degenerative brain disorders such as...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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