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Huntington’s disease

Exciting! New drugs slow Huntington’s progress

Exciting! New drugs slow Huntington’s progress

In what is being hailed as ground-breaking, science has found a drug that promises to slow down the progress of Huntington’s, a thus far incurable genetic illness that kills brain cells. The drug retards the disorder by suppressing the effect of Huntington’s genetic mutation. This is the first drug to show any such promise and […]

How the brain repairs itself

Is there a neuron that can order the brain stem to make more new neurons? Probably yes, say a group of Duke Researchers based on experiments that are in their early stages. Tantalizingly enough, the answer to that question may be ‘yes.’ Although for some time now neuroscientists have suspected that the brain can direct […]