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2014-11-19 08:27:43

Novel ZFP Therapeutic Approach Selectively Represses Expression of Huntington's Disease-Causing Gene Variant in Patient-Derived Cells and Animal Models RICHMOND, Calif., Nov.

2014-06-24 10:39:41

Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder.

Scientists Hunt Down Origin Of Huntington's Disease In The Brain
2014-04-29 17:24:09

The gene mutation that causes Huntington's disease appears in every cell in the body, yet kills only two types of brain cells. Why? UCLA scientists used a unique approach to switch the gene off in individual brain regions and zero in on those that play a role in causing the disease in mice.

2014-03-31 13:37:12

Tweaking a specific cell type's ability to absorb potassium in the brain improved walking and prolonged survival in a mouse model of Huntington's disease.

2014-03-26 16:18:12

Working with genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins neuroscientists report they have identified what they believe is the cause of the vast disintegration of a part of the brain called the corpus striatum in rodents and people with Huntington's disease: loss of the ability to make the amino acid cysteine.

2014-03-04 08:32:30

CARDIFF, Calif., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NI Research has released the March issue of NeuroPerspective,

2014-02-20 14:57:31

Proteins are the workhorses of the cell, and their correctly folded three-dimensional structures are critical to cellular functions.

2013-11-27 13:19:32

A new study published 26th November in the open access journal PLOS Biology, identifies a new target in the search for therapeutic interventions for Huntington's disease – a devastating late-onset neurodegenerative disorder.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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