Amazing things are happening around us.
This one is so much worth noticing:
“Huntington’s disease (HD), also known as Huntington’s chorea, is an inherited disorder that results in death of brain cells” (see Wikipedia article).
“Huntington’s is one of the most devastating diseases.
Some patients described it as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and motor neurone disease rolled into one.” (BBC)
The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington’s has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned.
An experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain.
The research team, at University College London, say there is now hope the deadly disease can be stopped.
Experts say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.
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BBC: “Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease”
The Guardian: “Excitement as trial shows Huntington’s drug could slow progress of disease”
CNN: “Drug trial shows promising results to fight Huntington’s disease”