Tag Archives: Huntington’s Disease

Giant Steps: Re-Tracing the Development of a Promising Research Approach

Summary Following the announcement earlier this week of a probable (if still early-stage) historic breakthrough in finding a potential approach to preventing neurodegeneration across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases, readers may be interested in viewing the publication history of research … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Discovery of Chemical to Prevent Neurodegeneration Across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases (BBC News / NHS Choices / Science Translational Medicine)

Summary A chemical substance has been identified which shows signs of being able to halt a range of neurodegenerative diseases in mice. This may well be a historic event in research, although more research is required; the development of drug treatments … Continue reading

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Structure of Neurodegenerative Disease Molecule Mapped (NHS Choices / Nature / Mancunian Matters)

Summary Researchers from the University of Manchester, the University of Leicester and institutions in Portugal, France and Germany have performed early-stage research into the structure of an enzyme (Kynurenine 3-Monooxygenase, or KMO) which has been implicated in the development of … Continue reading

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EFNS-ENS Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Disorders Associated with Dementia (European Federation of Neurological Societies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The revised EFNS guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) were published in 2010. The new EFNS dementia guidelines … Continue reading

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PET in Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment (Applied Radiology)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The role of PET in the diagnosis and management of dementia is ex­pected to increase in … Continue reading

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