Author Archives: Jonathan Grinstein

Brain Neurons Disconnect from Each Other in Process Called Neuritosis, Mouse Study of Huntington’s Reveals

The progressive death of brain nerve cells observed in Huntington’s disease is likely preceded by the retraction of their neurites — long projections that establish connections throughout the brain, a mouse study reveals. Understanding this mechanism, which is exacerbated during aging, stress, and neurodegenerative diseases, may open new avenues…

Gait, Balance Problems Can Help Diagnose Late-Onset Huntington’s, Study Finds

Late-onset Huntington’s disease (emerging at age 59 or older), progresses similarly to common-onset Huntington’s except that late-onset patients more frequently showed gait and balance problems as their first symptom, new research has found. This finding suggests that observing problems with gait and balance might be helpful in diagnosing late-onset Huntington’s disease…