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Call for submissions to Huntington's Disease documentary was founded in 2011 to create awareness of Huntington's Disease, a hereditary, degenerative, and terminal brain disease caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4.

Isis plans clinical trials for Huntington's Disease treatment

Carlsbad - Of all the neurodenerative diseases known to mankind, Huntington's Disease is certainly the most relentless. No cure or treatment is available, however, if Isis Pharmaceuticals has its way, that may be history.

Toronto Run & Hike for Huntington Disease

Toronto - The Toronto Run & Hike for Huntington Disease (HD), supported by the Running Room Canada, is the Huntington Society of Canada’s (HSC) largest event. Over five years, the events are getting close to a fundraising total of over $300,000.

New centre to study Huntington's Disease Special

Atlanta - Two new comprehensive, multidisciplinary centers to study Huntington's Disease have opened. The centers focus on care, education and research. Digital Journal has found out more about the project.

Researchers aim to block Huntington's gene

Researchers are aiming to block the gene that causes Huntington's Disease by using a medical breakthrough that was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2006.

Cyclist seeks to raise awareness of rare disease

Montreal - For some, the fear of being at risk for Huntington's Disease is so great that it is never mentioned. It is kept secret even from your own children who may also be at risk for the disease. Such is the case with Kevin Glenney's father until recently.

Scientist: Cell clean-up glitch may be Huntington's disease key

Scientists have shown that the breakdown of a key intracellular cleaning mechanism, caused by mutated huntingtin protein build up, may bring on the later, most devastating symptoms of Huntington's disease, a finding that suggests new treatment strategies.

Study: New drug treatment for Huntington's disease shows promise

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have announced that a new drug treatment for Huntington's disease was well-tolerated and improved cognition in an early stage clinical trial.

Digital Journalist Kevin Jess's story of family devotion Special

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are the people you pass by every day who care for their family. Behind closed doors that family could have issues that others would walk away from. Kevin Jess is no such man.

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