Encouraging Brain Donations for Huntington’s Research Goal of HDSA and CHDI Foundation Partnership

Encouraging Brain Donations for Huntington’s Research Goal of HDSA and CHDI Foundation Partnership

Publication date: Jun 27, 2019

This post was originally published on this site Encouraging the families of people affected by Huntington’s disease to donate, post-mortem, their brain and other organs so as to advance research into the disease and its possible treatments is the goal of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) and the CHDI Foundation partnership. Called HD Legacy, the initiative hopes to spur donation of organs from Huntington’s gene-expansion carriers and those at-risk, as well as from and healthy individuals. -Researchers need more brain donations from HD-affected individuals to better understand how HD [Huntington’s disease] affects the human brain, what happens to the different cell types and circuits that make up the brain over time. ” The brains and other organs donated through this program will leave a legacy of hope, inspiring new knowledge that will someday stop HD in its tracks. “

Concepts Keywords
ALS Huntingtons disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Human brain
Biomedical Huntingtons
Brain Huntingtin
Chief Executive Officer CHDI Foundation
Chorea Brain
Gene Huntington’s disease
Harvard RTT
Huntingtin Medicine
Huntington Branches of biology
Mutation Health
Neurodegenerative Disorder Chorea
Nonprofit Severe neurodegenerative disorder
Post Mortem
Society

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT SLC35G1
pathway BSID Release
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
disease MESH neurodegenerative disorder
disease MESH chorea
disease DOID chorea
disease MESH amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
disease DOID amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
gene UNIPROT IGFALS
gene UNIPROT SOD1
disease MESH community
gene UNIPROT PTPN5
gene UNIPROT CHL1
gene UNIPROT MAP6

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