What is excitotoxicity, and what does it have to do with Huntington's disease? One of the most important things the human brain does is to tell the body what to do and how to feel. An essential amino acid - glutamate - helps the brain perform this vital role, by “exciting” the neurons or brain cells, which then transmit messages between the brain and the body.
A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognise human faces from photographs on computer screens.
The finding potentially could explain the mechanism by which Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and other neurodegenerative diseases spread within the brain and disrupt normal brain functions.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Thursday it was collaborating with Intel Corp to develop a wearable technology platform to track the progression of disease in patients with Huntington's, a fatal degenerative disorder.