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Berkeley Lab scientists help develop promising therapy for Huntington's disease
Date:11/1/2012

ondrial function recovered.

Xun is now working to determine how exactly the compound rescues mitochondria from oxidative damage. The scientists also want to test the effectiveness of several promising derivatives. And they believe that clinical trials may not be far off given their initial success and the dire nature of the disease.

"Huntington's is a desperate disorder, so we are very eager to help find therapies that can stop its progression," says McMurray.


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Contact: Dan Krotz
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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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