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Research Information

Research & What It Means

At present there is no cure or treatment for HD. However, there are ways to treat the symptoms of HD. 

The world of research & science can be overwhelming to keep up with. Exciting things are happening and we remain cautiously hopeful for a cure! We highly recommend checking out HD BUZZ for Huntington's Disease research news written in plain language by scientists. 

Basics of the Cell

Anyone watch the show, "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" For some of us, it may have just been so long ago that all this talk of DNA, RNA, can be tough to follow. We know that HD is caused by an abnormal CAG repeat, so we wonder why can't we just tell the cell to do something different? This video gives a visual representation of what it looks and the barriers we face in research. After a decade of research, RNAi was discovered. Scientists hope that by further studying RNAi, that they can discover a way to switch off the gene that produces the Huntingtins protein without affecting the healthy cells.