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HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Jan
31
2014

HD in Asia

The prevalence of HD in the West is estimated at five to ten people per 100,000 people. However, in Asia, the prevalence of HD is approximately one tenth of the HD prevalence in Western population. The prevalence is 0.4 per 100,000 people in Hong Kong and 0.65 per 100,000 in Japan. In India, there are [...]

Jan
28
2014

World Congress 2013- Premanifest HD

In September 2013, several HOPES student researchers attended the Huntington’s Disease World Congress, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Summaries of the all the sessions attended can be found in the Conferences and Conventions section of our site. The HOPES trip to the 2013 World Congress received partial support from the Bingham Fund for Innovation [...]

Jan
28
2014

HD in France

An Overview Huntington’s disease (HD) takes a unique form in France. France has a reduced prevalence of 3 to 7 people in 100,000 compared to 10 in 100,000 people in the United States.  Because of the small population in France, less than 2,000 people are diagnosed with HD, which makes a much smaller affected group [...]

Jan
28
2014

HD in Australia

Australia is a part of world where extensive research regarding Huntington’s Disease has been done on a variety of different subtopics. Researchers have been able to draw conclusions about reproduction, age of onset, and the origins of the disease. They have also come to realize that prevalence varies throughout the continent, reaching as high as [...]

Jan
28
2014

World Congress 2013 – Coping Skills Session

In September 2013, several HOPES student researchers attended the Huntington’s Disease World Congress, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Summaries of the all the sessions attended can be found in the Conferences and Conventions section of our site. The HOPES trip to the 2013 World Congress received partial support from the Bingham Fund for Innovation [...]

Jan
28
2014

World Congress 2013 – Therapies

In September 2013, several HOPES student researchers attended the Huntington’s Disease World Congress, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Summaries of the all the sessions attended can be found in the Conferences and Conventions section of our site. The HOPES trip to the 2013 World Congress received partial support from the Bingham Fund for Innovation [...]

Jan
08
2014

HD in South America

Para un versión en Español, haga clic aquí South America is a region rich with the history of Huntington’s disease. Within this continent, important and necessary research for the discovery of the HD gene has taken place. This research can be attributed to the fact that the largest concentration of families in the world affected [...]