Art 4 HD - collaboration with illustrator Matt Rota

Art 4 HD - collaboration with illustrator Matt Rota

Matt Rota is an illustrator who has recently become associated with our kids’ program at Factor-H. Below are some of the illustrations he created recently for some poems I wrote about the kids to commemorate the completion of the 5th year of the program in Colombia. What began as an…

Huntingtin and brain development

In April of 2013 the CHDI Foundation will host its 8th Annual Therapeutics conference, this time in beautiful Venice, Italy. I will be chairing a session entitled ‘from the beginning: what developmental systems tell us about HD’, together with Dr. Elena Cattaneo, who is one of the HD scientists working,…

Viruses and the brain

Viruses and the brain JAN25 2015 I am certain most of you would have heard that some of the therapies being developed for HD and other neurodegenerative indications involve the use of viruses to deliver a gene therapy agent. This is true in the case of HD, we are working…

Pfizer’s PDE10 inhibitor enters clinical trials for HD

Pfizer’s PDE10 inhibitor enters clinical trials for HD JUN16 2013 This is a good year for HD, and for all working to develop medicines to treat all those affected. For the first time in CHDI’s existence, a clinical trial with a new drug entity will start this month. The collaboration…

Visiting the Colombian and Venezuelan communities

Dear all – I am sure you are all aware of the importance of the Maracaibo communities in Venezuela for HD research. The incredible milestone of identifying the Huntingtin gene was possible because of the cooperation of the peoples of Venezuela. The large cluster in Maracaibo, the largest in the…

Happy 2013!

  JAN01 2013 Lets hope for a great 2013 for all those living with HD and those working to find treatments! This will be a critical year in the development of new therapies for HD- several new investigational treatments will enter clinical trials, including novel molecular approaches to treat HD……

Meeting in Mendoza, Argentina

below – Old blog entries from www.hdscienceblog.com here we will discuss science news relevant to HD OCT10 2012 Dear all – I am writing today from Argentina, I am here to present CHDI’s work at the second movement disorders meeting, organized by Freddy Michelli and Claudia Perandones from Argentina. Today…