Scientists have assembled to report encouraging and innovative strategies and
probable future therapies for Huntington's disease// and related disorders.
The Hereditary Disease Foundation convened HD 2006: Changes, Advances and Good News (CAG)n in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosting a group of emeritus scientists world over have assembled for 4 days from 10th to 14th of August for an intense discussion, debate to help create future therapies for Huntington's disease and related disorders.
Almost 400 scientists met together to share their latest discoveries. "The synergy,
innovation and enthusiastic collaboration fostered by this gathering of dedicated
scientists brings out the best in all of us and will hopefully lead us to a lifesaving
cure for Huntington's disease!" stated Nancy S. Wexler, Ph.D., President of the
Hereditary Disease Foundation and Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology in the
Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, in her opening remarks. "We are gratified that so many excellent scientists from around the world participated and presented their latest, cutting-edge and unpublished data to advance the search for a cure for Huntington's disease," said Carl D. Johnson, Ph.D., and Executive Director for Science of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.
* Unraveling the cause of Huntington's disease
* Novel therapeutic strategies
* Advances in RNA interference therapy
* Discovering new drugs
* Clinical trials
Participants described the meeting as "the definitive Huntington's disease meeting in the world for this year."
Highlights of the meeting included the following:
An extremely promising innovative strategy presented involves tackling the problem at its very source. DNA in the gene causing Huntington's disease expands too much. This abnormal DNA is copied faithfully into RPage: 1 2 3 4 5 Related medicine news :1
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