Huntington’s disease: study provides insights into optimal time for treatment

Written by Sharon Salt, Senior Editor

The earliest brain changes due to Huntington’s disease could be detected 24 years prior to clinical symptoms, according to a recent study led by researchers at University College London (UCL; UK). These findings have been published in The Lancet Neurology and could help with clinical trials by pinpointing the optimal time to begin treating the disease. “Ultimately, our goal is to deliver the right drug at the right time to effectively treat the disease – ideally we would like to delay or prevent neurodegeneration while function is still intact, giving gene carriers many more years of life without impairment,” said...

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