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More hope for Neurological diseases

Postby BadgerJelly on December 11th, 2017, 10:26 pm 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42308341
The procedure was carried out at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

Doctors did not know what would happen. One fear was the injections could have caused fatal meningitis.

But the first in-human trial showed the drug was safe, well tolerated by patients and crucially reduced the levels of huntingtin in the brain.


"For the first time we have the potential, we have the hope, of a therapy that one day may slow or prevent Huntington's disease.

"This is of groundbreaking importance for patients and families."

Doctors are not calling this a cure. They still need vital long-term data to show whether lowering levels of huntingtin will change the course of the disease.

The animal research suggests it would. Some motor function even recovered in those experiments.
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