Author: Maiken Arnesen

New huntingtin lowering treatment?

There are currently many pharmaceutical companies working on huntingtin lowering drugs. A new study from Sangamo Therapeutics and CHDI foundation might show a promising new huntingtin lowering tool.  There is a lot of Huntington’s disease research going on at the moment. Among other things, PTC Therapeutics is working on a pill – a small molecule…
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New project: e-health for Huntington’s patients and families

In order to ensure good care for Huntington patients and their families, the HEALTHE-RND project aims at developing an e-health platform. The platform will ensure access to help and information – regardless of where people live. Written by Alzbeta Mühlbäck, MD What’s it all about?  Huntington’s disease (HD) require intensive cooperation between different medical disciplines and…
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“It could be the beginning of a great new adventure!”

It was summer 2017 when I stumbled on the webpage of the European Huntington Association. At that time I was taking my first steps in the Huntington world. Having tested positive for the gene a few years earlier, I was now longing to be part of a community. Written by Rob Haselberg, first published in…
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Sleep better at night

Many people with Huntington’s disease have trouble sleeping. Managing or treating the problems directly may be beneficial. Find some simple tips on how to improve sleep below. Short-term sleep deprivation has no lasting damage, but it impacts mood. Without enough sleep, people become irritable, unreasonable and short-tempered. At HDBuzz we can read that people with Huntington frequently suffer from sleep abnormalities and…
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Safety with style

Ribcap was formed over 10 years ago to provide protective headgear that works to combat various neurological conditions – without compromising personal style. The headgear is designed for everyone facing all sorts of life challenges.

Latest Huntington News!

The EHDN Newsletter is here! Get updated on ongoing trials and Enroll-HD, read about Rob’s first meeting with the Huntington community and the situation for Huntington families in Venezuela. CONTENT Page 2 The Huntington’s disease minipig, Adela, is 10 Page 3 Giving families a place, a face and a voice Page 4 Update: Clinical trials…
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We want your poster!

Do you have a good idea? Have you conducted interesting research? Or learned anything meaningful through your work? We want to know about it! Bring your poster to EHA Conference 2019! How? 1) Write a short description of your poster and send it to info@eurohuntington.org.2) Print your poster and bring it to our conference in…
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Exhibit your pictures during our conference!

Do you have a camera? Or maybe a friend that has one? Take part in our photo exhibition during our conference! We want people to see the many faces of Huntington’s disease! Everyone that’s affected by Huntington’s disease can participate: If you are a family member of someone with the disease, if you are affected…
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Why you should join our conference!

Have you heard about our conference but not yet decided if you want to go? Cristina Ferreira went all by her self from Portugal to Bulgaria to join us in 2017. Read her story: I come from a Portuguese Huntington’s disease family. My mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s in 2012. At this point she was already…
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May is Huntington’s disease awareness month!

Over the last years, May has been Huntington Disease Awareness Month. Starting off at the Huntington’s Society of Canada, Awareness Month and the #LightItUp4HD campaign has grown into a global movement. During May, buildings, monuments and statues worldwide will be lit up in blue and purple. Blue to raise awareness of Huntington’s disease, purple of Juvenile…
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