- Could plants hold seeds for new HD treatments? HDBuzz reports
- HDF Research Webinar: “Brains in a Dish”
- Help4HD Podcast: Dr. Rita Gandhy talks GENERATION HD2
Could plants hold seeds for new HD treatments? HDBuzz reports
Researchers are using plants to look for new routes to treat HD. A group based in Cologne, Germany, is evaluating how plants fight the effects of expanded huntingtin proteins. The scientists found that plants can naturally break down clumps of expanded huntingtin proteins and are looking to see whether this may have clinical applications in humans. HDBuzz explains the details in their latest article; read it here.
HDF Research Webinar: “Brains in a Dish”
On Thursday, November 9, 12-1pm ET, join the Hereditary Disease Foundation to learn more about stem cells, how they’re being used in research, and what they can teach us about Huntington’s disease. HDSA Human Biology Project Fellow, Dr. Charlene Smith-Geater, from the University of California, Irvine, will be available for a Q&A session after her presentation. Click here to sign up.
Help4HD Podcast: Dr. Rita Gandhy talks GENERATION HD2
Last week, Help4HD podcast host, Lauren Holder, was joined by Dr. Rita Gandhy from Genentech, an affiliate of Roche, to talk about GENERATION HD2. The pair covered a variety of topics, including how tominersen works, why it is continuing to be studied in people with HD, and common concerns about participating in GENERATION HD2. To listen to the full episode, click here.