Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL) is a structural protein found in brain cells. In neurodegenerative diseases, circulating levels of NfL tend to be elevated, signaling damage to brain cells. In HD, NfL is being studied as a potential biomarker for the disease that could one day be implemented in clinical and research settings. To learn more about NfL from HD experts and HDSA COE Directors, Drs. Erin Furr-Stimming and Daniel Claassen, click here.
HD Advocate reflects on rare disease solidarity
Rare, genetic diseases often inflict isolating circumstances on the families they affect. But, despite the unique challenges brought on by the circumstances of a given diagnosis, there are commonalities of experience across the rare disease community that can bring advocates from different diseases closer together. In his blog published under the pseudonym Gene Veritas, HD advocate Ken Serbin reflected on his experiences at a family conference for early onset Alzheimer’s, where he discussed navigating the genetic testing process. To read more about Ken’s perspective, click here.
HDSA’s Disability Tip Blog with Allison Bartlett, Esq
HDSA’s resident expert on social security disability, Allison Bartlett, Esq, has recently begun a weekly disability blog for helpful tips on all things under the disability umbrella. Check back every week for the newest disability dish, direct from Allison! Click here to view previous posts and learn more.