For over 70 years Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) has been used to treat severe depression and there are reports that it could help patients with Huntington’s Disease who experience psychiatric symptoms. Many patients with Huntington’s Disease experience depression, with suicide rates 5 to 10 times higher than the general public. In 21 published case reports where -
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A recent study published in Lancet Neurology reveals important associations between MSH3 gene mutations and Huntington’s disease progression and disease burden.
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- New Research Could Silence Huntington’s Disease
Monday Oct 23, 2017
Neil Aronin, MD, is conducting studies that deal with how RNA interference interacts with the mutant gene in Huntington’s Disease. The research consists of inserting RNA into a virus that can be injected into cells of the brain that manifest the disease. Dr. Aronin, in his hopes to change the gene, found that using the -