Huntington's Disease Society of America

The Huntington's Disease Society of America is a national non-profit voluntary health agency that is dedicated to finding a cure for HD while providing both vital services to improve the lives of those affected by HD, and support and guidance for HD families through our national network of volunteer-based chapters and affiliates as well as through our newly created Centers of Excellence.

The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is dedicated to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease (HD) while providing support and services for those living with HD and their families. HDSA promotes and supports both clinical and basic HD research, aids families in coping with the multi-faceted problems presented by HD and educates the families, the public and health care professionals about Huntington's Disease. Our HD families give a face to Huntington's Disease. HDSA is its voice.

For more information, or to contact Huntington's Disease Society of America, see their website at: www.hdsa.org

» Recent News

The Huntington's Disease Society of America Announces Gift of Hope Holiday Campaign
08 Nov 01 | New York, NY, November 8, 2001 - The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is pleased to announce its new holiday campaign, the Gift of Hope. The HDSA Gift of Hope is a special holiday keepsake, exclusively designed and donated by the ...

Huntington's Disease Society of America Researchers Uncover Possible Treatment for Huntington's Disease
22 Oct 01 | Dr. Thompson, an HDSA Coalition for the Cure investigator, led the team in a project that showed how chemicals known as histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors used in a fruit fly model of Huntington's Disease can prevent cell death caused by the HD...

Latest Research Findings May Yield New Approach for Developing Effective Therapeutics for Huntington's Disease
14 Jun 01 | HD is caused by the presence of an abnormal mutant huntingtin protein in striatal nerve cells, which causes them to die. Mutant huntingtin protein causes striatal neurons to die, although the precise way that this happens is not yet known, ...

The National Institutes of Health and the Huntington's Disease Society of America Form Research Partnership
09 May 01 | New York, NY, May 9, 2001- On Tuesday, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced a new partnership with the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA)...

Huntington's Disease Society of America Participates in Senate Caucus
26 Mar 01 | A representative of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will be present to testify on behalf of people affected by this deadly disease. The primary focus of this testimony will be family issues concerning Huntington's Disease (HD),...

Huntington's Disease Society of America Announces Latest Research Findings
23 Mar 01 | New York, NY, March 23, 2001 - In a study funded by the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), among others, leading HDSA researcher Dr. Christopher A. Ross, at Johns...

The Huntington's Disease Society of America Supports the Medical Research Investment Act
27 Feb 01 | The MRI Act would increase limitations on charitable giving for medical research. The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) encourages support of the Medical Research Investment Act.

 


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