Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience; Director of Division of Neurology; Director of the Baltimore Huntington's Disease
Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Co-chair Scientific Affairs Committee of the Huntington Study Group (HSG).
There is a critical need to identify appropriate biomarkers to determine target engagement and predict early clinical efficacy for future Huntington's disease
clinical trials," said Jonathan Bard, Ph.
CHDI is a non-profit organization with a mission to rapidly discover and develop drugs that delay or slow Huntington's disease
is a familial disease, passed from parent to child through a mutation in a gene.
confirmed by genetic testing in five African families.
She said: "She was the youngest child ever to be diagnosed with Huntington's disease
The symptoms of Huntington's disease
usually develop between the ages of 30 and 50.
Perhaps the frequency of suicide may be reduced by the expedient diagnosis of Huntington's disease
combined with appropriate treatment of depression," they said (Am.
The focus is on maintaining the quality of life of the person with Huntington's disease
and the maintenance of their independence for as long as possible.
and Bonn, Germany, studied a breed of mice with Huntington's disease
In a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, British scientists said that grafting brain tissue from marmoset embryos into the brains of adult marmosets with symptoms of Huntington's disease
restored movement to nearly normal levels within two to three months, and that the effects persisted for up to 12 months.
th] birthday and marked an extraordinary career in science as a gene hunter, scientist and humanist devoted to bringing hope and healing to families affected by Huntington's disease