This week HDSA issued the 2019 edition of our Year In Review Magazine, which features highlights from HDSA’s Mission-related programs and regional events as well as a recap of our research initiatives and scientific achievements in HD. Check it out for a great overview of progress in 2019.  



35th Annual HDSA Convention Registration Now Open 

Registration for the 35th Annual HDSA Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana is now open on HDSA’s website. Every year Convention educational seminars include a specific scientific track with 5-6 special topics in HD research, in addition to a dedicated Convention Research Forum. This year we’ll hear from HDSA fellows, learn about gene therapy, interact with companies recruiting for huntingtin-lowering clinical trials, and much more. Register early for the best pricing! 


Duke HD Researchers Uncover New Function For Huntingtin Protein 

An article in Duke Today covers new findings from Duke University researchers studying the huntingtin protein. They used mouse genetics to help define a new role for huntingtin, in developing and maintaining connections between neurons. A better understanding of the normal function of huntingtin protein is essential as more and more drug discovery is focused on huntingtin-lowering.