UT Dallas Doctor Gets Money To Look Into Causes Of Huntington's Disease

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Tue March 26, 2013

UT Dallas Doctor Gets Money To Look Into Causes Of Huntington's Disease

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Huntington's Disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that affects about 30,000 people in the U.S. Currently, there is no known cure for the disease. A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will provide $1.67 million over five years for research on the disorder at UT Dallas.
NIH Funds UT Dallas Study on Cause of Huntington's Disease Molecular Biologist Hopes to Learn Why Degenerative Disorder Affects Specific Brain Cells Dr. Santosh D'Mello, professor of molecular and cell biology at The University of Texas at Dallas, has received a federal grant for research that may shed light on why and how specific brain cells are affected by Huntington's disease, a devastating, degenerative brain disorder.