Huntington's Disease


An inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown (degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington's disease has a broad impact on a person's functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking (cognitive) and psychiatric disorders.

The Hereditary Disease Foundation

The Hereditary Disease Foundation focuses on scientific issues related to genetic diseases, especially Huntington's. Their site is particularly informative about the ethical, legal, and social issues involved with testing for genetic diseases and provides good links to related Internet sites.

Huntington's Disease: Hope Through Research

Huntington's Disease: Hope Through Research is a comprehensive booklet, available online from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (a member of the U.S. government National Institutes of Health), with information on diagnosis and presymptomatic testing, care, community resources, and research.

Huntington's Disease Society of America

Huntington's Disease Society of America has a regularly updated site with extensive information about the disease, what's new in research, and where to find help, as well as a list of publications and videotapes available from the Society.


Dana Articles

A New Era for Genetics

Evaluating potential candidates treatment and monitoring their progression are major challenges in the fight against Alzeimer's disease.


Cleaning the Dirty Brain?

Researchers describe the role of the brain’s glymphatic system, which helps dispose of dangerous proteins, during a recent symposium in London.


The Malignant Protein Puzzle

By: Lary C. Walker, Ph.D., and Mathias Jucker, Ph.D.

(Read Q&A with Lary C. Walker Ph.D.)
Studying how proteins such as PrP, amyloid beta, tau, and others aggregate and spread, and kill brain cells, represents a crucial new frontier in neuroscience for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, CTE, and ALS.