Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.
Massive inflammation and other changes in the striatum, an area of the brain selectively destroyed in Huntington’s disease (HD), are already present before patients develop any symptoms, a study ... Read more
Measuring the seeding activity of mutant huntingtin (mHTT) protein — its ability to trigger protein aggregation — could be an early biomarker of Huntington’s disease with the potential for ... Read more
Defects in cells’ “cleaning system,” known as autophagy, may underlie nerve cell degeneration in early stages of Huntington’s disease, according to a recent study. Treatments to improve this process in affected nerve cells ... Read more
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