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Hopes For Disease Modification In Huntington’s Disease

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

A group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believes that a synthetic antioxidant previously shown to reduce apoptosis and enhance cell survival in vitro can ameliorate the symptoms of Huntington’s Disease – and beyond its neuroprotective effects, may even have disease modifying properties. They’ve published the first proof of concept in animals, aiming to bring the compound into human studies.

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