- Somatic Instability: HD Buzz reports what’s with all the hype about MSH3
- HDSA Centers of Excellence program now accepting applications for 2024 designation
- Research Study: AI-Analysis of Handwriting for Early Detection of Movement Disorders
Somatic Instability: HD Buzz reports what’s with all the hype about MSH3
A group of scientists at UMass Chan Medical School have been pursuing a genetic strategy to treat HD that does not involve lowering huntingtin protein. The researchers recently published their findings that targeting a gene called MSH3 may slow down the lengthening of the CAG-repeat tract in the huntingtin gene. But why does this matter for treatment of Huntington’s disease? HDBuzz explains these findings in their most recent article—click here to read their take.
HDSA Centers of Excellence program now accepting applications for 2024 designation
HDSA’s Centers of Excellence Program is the cornerstone of HDSA’s commitment to care. HDSA Centers of Excellence provide comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical services to families affected by HD. Services are centered on regularly scheduled HD clinic days at which an individual’s HD care needs are defined, assessed and addressed. These services include, but are not limited to, neurology, psychology, genetic counseling/testing, social services, ancillary therapies (OT, PT, and Speech) and HD research participation opportunities. HDSA Centers of Excellence are evaluated yearly not only on their ability to provide expert HD care, but also on their efforts to educate and engage the communities in which they are located and for their involvement in research. HDSA is now accepting applications for 2024 HDSA Center of Excellence designations. To learn more about the program and how local HD clinics can apply before the November 27th deadline, contact Dr. Arik Johnson, Chief Mission Officer, AJohnson@hdsa.org
Research Study: AI-Analysis of Handwriting for Early Detection of Movement Disorders
Are you or a loved one living with Huntington’s disease? Researchers at Chung Ling High School in Malaysia invite you to participate in their research study. The project aims to enhance the early detection and monitoring of movement disorders through AI-powered handwriting analysis. The researchers will send you the handwriting assessment materials, including detailed instructions, the results sheet and a prepaid return envelope. Participants can complete the assessments at their convenience and return them via the prepaid envelope. Your participation can make a meaningful impact on the development of more precise diagnostic tools for movement disorders. If you’re interested in taking part in this study or have any questions, please contact the researchers at email@example.com.