New Hope for Treatment for Huntington's Disease Sufferers

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A major breakthrough in the understanding and potential treatment of Huntington's disease has been made by scientists at the University of Leeds.

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Researchers in the University's Faculty of Biological Sciences have discovered that one of the body's naturally occurring proteins is preventing 57 genes from operating normally in the brains of Huntington's sufferers. In addition, the destructive nature of this protein could potentially be halted using drugs that are already being used to help cancer patients.

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