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Living with Dementia

Huntington Disease

Novel test streamlines testing for Huntington Disease

A new test may help to streamline genetic testing for Huntington Disease (HD) by generating accurate results, avoiding unnecessary additional testing, and improving turnaround time. The test, which uses chimeric or triplet repeat primed PCR (TP PCR) methodology, yielded results that were 100% concordant with standard genotyping methods in an analysis of 246 samples.… Novel test streamlines testing for Huntington Disease   

Cancer drug prevents build-up of toxic brain protein

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have used tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease in the brains of mice. This finding provides the basis to plan a clinical trial in humans to study the effects.

They say their study, published online May 10 in… Cancer drug prevents build-up of toxic brain protein   

Living with dementia

dementia and down’s syndrome1 - pseudodementia2 - alzheimers and parkinsons1 - blast-induced traumatic brain injury1 - tau proteins1 - voluntary exercise1 - lack of concentration1 - mid-life stress1 - dementia of the alzheimer type1 - loss of memory3 - pseudogeneral paralysis1 - amyloid-beta protein1 - denture fit1 - mid-stage of alzheimer's1 - alpha-synuclein7 - risk for dementia1 - cognitive decline19 - social withdrawal1 - stroke9 - progression of dementia1 - cognitive functions1 - prevention of delirium1 - grandiosity1 - forms of dementia2 - alcohol abuse4 - wernicke’s encephalopathy1 - insulin-like growth factor-11 - caregiving2 - lou gehrig's disease1 - rem-sleep behavior disorder1 -