• Dianne Mae

Tracing the History of Huntington's Disease

HD or Huntington's disease is a genetic brain disease wherein the nerve cells in the brain break down progressively. It degenerates a person's mind and body during their middle-age years, and sadly, this disease has no cure. Using new technology, Rockefeller scientists had new findings, and they were able to trace the causes of HD when the brain is just beginning to form. Moreover, they suggest that something in the brain might be defective long before the symptoms occur.

The new technology was used by Ali Brivanlou, a Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor, who created models made from neuroloids to study how the developmental disease arises. Find more about this study.

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