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Huntington’s Breakthrough

Huntington’s disease a relatively rare, yet nonetheless devastating, hereditary condition whose effects have been described as a combination of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.  Because of its particularly devastating symptoms, it’s the subject of plenty of scientific investigation.  I recently read about one study at Johns Hopkins where researchers found evidence that disruptions in the flow of cellular materials in and out of a cell’s nucleus could be the direct cause of brain cell death in Huntington’s disease.  The researchers, working with mouse, fly and human cells...