Since April 2000 the mission of the HDLighthouse Families Web site is to present and explain the latest research findings so that families afflicted by Huntington's disease can become proactive in their care, have hope for the future, and make good decisions in the present. Additionally we provide information that is vital to the the support of HD families. Where possible we will direct you to specialists in the your area of concern, but if we are able to provide better or more current information then you'll find it here.

HD and Aquatics for Movement Disorders

If you did something yesterday, you can do it today, and you probably can do it tomorrow. I have been too busy to have HD. Unfortunately I got it anyway, so here I am a full fledged PHD at the beginning of the next century by which time we felt there would be a cure. My experiences with various problematic children has been long term associations with speech pathologists, audiologists, auditory-verbal therapists, neurologists, adaptive technologists, special ed teachers, and psychologists, o
Patricia Ann Morgan Candlish BA MLS

The Secretary?s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society Hearing on Genetic Discrimination

The Secretary?s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society Hearing on Genetic Discrimination October 18, 2004 The issue of genetic discrimination is a high priority for the Secretary?s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS). In an effort to raise awareness about the problem, the Committee is seeking public comments from individuals who: Have experienced genetic discrimination in health insurance or in employment. Fear the potential impact of genetic d
Phil Hardt

Mosaicism in Identical Twins

A case report of identical twins has shown that mosaicism can involve contractions of the CAG repeats.

BDNF and MTOR regulate synaptic function

New research has found that BDNF, which is known to be reduced in HD, acts on mRNA far away from the neucleus in the part of the neuron called the synapse. The synapse is responsible for communication

BDNF, serotonin, and HD

Impaired 5-HT and BDNF signaling is central to depression and anxiety disorders, but could also play important roles in the pathogenesis of several age-related disorders, including insulin resistance
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