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Lab Scientists Help Develop Promising Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

There’s new hope in the fight against Huntington’s disease. Researchers in the Life Sciences Division have helped develop a compound that suppresses symptoms of the devastating neurodegenerative disease in mice. The compound is a synthetic antioxidant that targets mitochondria, an organelle within cells that serves as a cell’s power plant. Oxidative damage to mitochondria is implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s. Cynthia McMurray and Zhiyin Xun helped lead the effort. More>

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