Category: Research

EHDN Bridging Event: – It’s a really rich time for us to be involved in Huntington’s disease

At the moment, there is a lot of research being done in the Huntington’s disease field. As Sarah Tabrizi from University College London stated during the meeting: ­– It’s a really rich time for us to be involved in Huntington’s disease. Get an update on some of the trials and studies here! Find all the…
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Targeting Unstable Genes

Due to instability in the gene, Huntington’s disease symptoms may begin earlier in life. By targeting proteins involved in DNA damage repair, we might be able to reduce the levels of instability and delay disease progression. Many repair proteins work to maintain the machinery that copies DNA.  One of these proteins – so-called Huntington’s disease…
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EHDN Newsletter: A special pandemic issue

The European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN) Newsletter appears three times a year. This year’s second edition is dedicated to the impact of Covid-19: the problems it has created but also the adaptability and the positive trends. In the newsletter, you can learn more about telemedicine. Here, Alzbeta Mühlbäck, our own doctor, states: – Though we…
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Update from Wave: Webcast and Ongoing Huntington’s Disease Trials

On Tuesday 25 August, Wave Life Sciences is organising a webcast where they are planning to share exciting updates on their platform. In a recent press release, the company also announced that the results of their huntingtin lowering trials are expected in the first quarter of 2021. 10 August 2020, Wave Life Sciences issued a…
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Join EHDN Virtual Bridging Event!

September 11 from 14:00 – 18:00 CEST, the European Huntington’s Disease Network will host Virtual Bridging Event where you can learn more about Huntington’s disease research and trials. Sign up now! Every other year, the European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN) hosts one of the world’s largest conferences dedicated solely to Huntington’s disease (HD). Despite taking a different form…
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Watch the EAN Virtual Congress! FREE

The 6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), and First Virtual Congress, was the biggest meeting in neurology this year with more than 40.000 online participants. You can now watch all of the sessions online for a limited time and free of charge! The Congress was planned for May in Paris. Due to COVID-19,…
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Latest Huntington’s disease news!

The EHDN Newsletter is here! The 39th edition is dedicated to ethics in Huntington’s disease. Find it here. The European Huntington’s Disease (EHDN) newsletter aims to communicate the network’s activities and other developments of interest in the field of Huntington’s disease to the lay community, healthcare professionals and scientists. It appears three times a year (March 1, July…
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Results of Wave’s huntingtin lowering trial explained – video!

Just before the new year, Wave Life Sciences announced that the drug in their huntingtin lowering trial, PRECISION-HD2, had successfully lowered the concentration of mutant huntingtin protein, while healthy huntingtin was left unchanged. Video below! Why is this so exciting? To put it simply: if you inherit Huntington’s disease, you have one sick gene and one healthy gene. Both genes code for a…
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DAY 3: CHDI Therapeutics Conference

The 15th Annual Huntington’s Disease (HD) Therapeutics Conference was taking place in Palm Springs  from February 24 to 27. Here is a summary of the third day, put together by tweets from HDBuzz.  By HDBuzz and Phylis Kitema | Photo: HDBuzz Session: Huntingtin lowering The topic on the third day was Huntingtin lowering – one of the major avenues to Huntington’s…
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DAY 2: CHDI Therapeutics Conference

The 15th Annual Huntington’s Disease (HD) Therapeutics Conference is currently taking place in Palm Springs. Here is a summary of the second day, put together by tweets from HDBuzz.  By HDBuzz and Phylis Kitema | Photo: HDBuzz Session: Path to prevention Background: Enroll-HD, TRACK-HD & Self Enroll Enroll-HD collects data from Huntington’s disease (HD) patients whether they have symptoms…
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