Posts Tagged ‘MedicalXpress’

By On December 10th, 2012

A New Treatment For Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease is characterized by a build-up of abnormal proteins in the brain. A study at Massachusetts General Hospital has found that inhibiting a specific enzyme can slow many of the symptoms of HD, including loss of motor function and neurological damage. Unfortunately, a new drug will have to be designed to inhibit this enzyme,…


By On November 6th, 2012

Brain Functions Stay Sharp With Specific Activities

Neuroscientists have found through testing that by training on attention tests, brain performance and multi-tasking skills can improve at any age. Cognitive function tend to decline as the brain ages. But this natural process can be slowed if the brain is excersised in a specifc way. So-called ‘brain training’ video games first hit the market…


By On October 23rd, 2012

Study Could Lead to Advances in Treatment of Huntington’s Disease

A collaboration between the Boston University School of Medicine, the McLean Brain Tissue Resource Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Columbia University produced breakthroughs in the understanding of Huntington’s disease and how it affects the brain. As reported on Medical Xpress, investigators involved in a study examined 664 donated brain samples with Huntington’s disease and observed…

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