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Cloud Pharmaceuticals and THERAMetrics Partner to Develop Treatments for Orphan CNS Diseases

Cloud-based drug design and development company, Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced it has signed with THERAMetrics holding AG to collaborate on breakthrough treatments for orphan central nervous system (CNS) diseases and other indications. This strategic collaboration has as its primary points of interest Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive supranuclear palsy…

Psychiatric Symptoms May Delay Huntington’s Disease Diagnosis

In a new study entitled “Delayed identification and diagnosis of Huntington’s disease due to psychiatric symptoms” researchers present a case study of a female patient with 58 years old diagnosed with Huntington’s disease as a consequence of psychiatric symptoms prior to motor symptoms. The study was published in the International…

Highly Sensitive Assay for mHTT Predicts Huntington’s Disease

Tapping into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with Huntington’s disease may give insights on disease onset, diminished functional ability and potential therapeutic agents for treatment. A recent study investigated whether huntingtin (HTT) protein could be detected in CSF, and the research team behind the investigation created an assay with…

Neurological Research Receives $1 Million to Study Pluripotency

A groundbreaking research initiative on cell reprogramming for drug development against Huntington’s disease recently received $1.19 million worth of funding for the next 3 years, thanks to the Health Research Council to University of Auckland. Lead investigator and neuroscientist, Associate Professor Bronwen Connor, will attempt to better understand the disease, particularly…

Courtagen Introduces New Tests for Mitochrondrial Disorders

Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc., released several new Next Generation Sequencing tests designed to evaluate people with epilepsy and mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial diseases are inherited or chronic illness. They can occur either at birth or may develop later, and include problems with development and cognition. They may cause poor growth, lack of coordination, weakness, pain and seizures.