Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia


Our site is under construction! We’re hoping to have a new website up by the end of September. Until then, please pardon our mess! If you need to reach out to us, feel free to tweet at @hopes_stanford or send us a message at


If you are interested in being a student researcher, graphic designer or webmaster for HOPES, please send your current resume, a cover letter, unofficial transcript and samples of your work (science writing, web pages, graphics) to Kristen Powers at (Please put your last name and “HOPES Application” in the subject line.)

The deadline is Friday, October 17 at 11:59 PM.


Welcome New Visitors!  Start here!

The HOPES website is currently undergoing some design changes. All of our content is still here, so feel free to use the search bar at the top or navigate our menus.

Here are links to our popular articles by category.

HD BasicsHD in a nutshell, Symptoms, Juvenile HD
HD Genetics
HD and the BrainHOPES Brain Tutorial, Neurobiology, Other neurodegenerative disorders
Drugs and SupplementsAlphabetical Listing, Listing by Function, HD Scorecard
Research and HDResearch Basics, Research Updates, HD Scientists, Research Institutions
Managing HDHD Advocacy, Lifestyle and HD, Diet and HD
For Kids
Other ResourcesHOPES News, Helpful Links, Literature Corner

HOPES is a student-run project at Stanford University dedicated to making scientific information about Huntington’s disease (HD) more readily accessible to patients and the public. Our goal is to survey the rapidly growing scientific and clinical literature on Huntington’s disease, and to present this information in a coherent, reliable web resource. We seek to provide an accurate, helpful guide on such topics as:

Please let us know your thoughts or any suggestions for improvement as we finalize our new design. To send us an email, click here or on the “contact” link in the top right corner of our site.


Check out our new video about Huntington’s Disease!

Try out our new tool for browsing the different HD drugs and supplements! Use our HD Scorecard.