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    Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease.

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    papa_umau
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    Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:52 pm

    The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned.

    An experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain.

    The research team, at University College London, say there is now hope the deadly disease can be completely stopped.

    Experts say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

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    Lets hope it works on the many other neurodegenerative diseases too, as the presence of dangerous proteins in the brain can result in many other conditions that are permanently debilitating and ultimately life-threatening.


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    Re: Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 14 Dec 2017, 12:04 pm

    This could finish up being the most important discovery that has ever been made in treating the sicknesses of the mind.

    At least I hope so.
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    Re: Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11:59 am

    I agree wholeheartedly with that one Zathrus.

    There are many conditions ofn the brain that make the lives of people miserable and that eventually kill.


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    Re: Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 16 Dec 2017, 11:37 am

    No doubt that this is a wonderful discovery in medical science and I also would hope that cures for the likes of Alzheimers and motor-neuron disease could come from it.
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    Re: Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 3:36 pm

    They are hoping it may also be useful in the treatment of MS.

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