Welsh scientists in the fight against Huntington's
An international consortium, including scientists from the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University, has had a breakthrough in the fight against Huntington’s Disease.
Huntington’s Disease causes loss of co-ordination, psychiatric problems, dementia and death.
Collaborating scientists in Wales, the USA and Italy have created stem cells from patients’ skin and turned them into brain cells that they can use to investigate the cause of the killer disease. The discovery gives fresh hope for finding new therapies to stop the aggressive disease.
Other major research projects at the University include studies to tackle Alzheimer’s disease, brain cancer, and motor neurone disease. Massive investment in technology is bringing state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities to Cardiff.
For more details on the breakthrough research see Cardiff University’s research web pages.
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