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HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Jul
03
2014

La enfermedad de Huntington en Sudamérica

Sudamérica es una región rica en la historia de la Enfermedad de Huntington (EH en español o HD en inglés). Dentro de este continente, la investigación ha sido muy importante y necesaria para descubrir el gen que causa la EH.  Esta investigación se puede atribuir principalmente a que la concentración más grande de las familias [...]

Oct
31
2013

Companion Animals and Health

When most people consider therapies, they often think of prescriptions and side effects. However, animal companion therapy is proving to be an effective means of improving well-being among patients. Many of the benefits of animal companion therapy can extend to patients and family members living with Huntington’s disease. This article highlights the physical effects caused [...]

May
06
2013

HDSA 20th Anniversary of Gene Discovery Symposium

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America hosted the “20th Anniversary of HD Gene Discovery: Lessons Learned” celebration symposium in the Hart Senate Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. HOPES was able to send a representative to the event. This is a summary of the representative’s experiences. The Huntington’s Disease Society of America [...]

Jul
06
2010

Media Files: Downloading vs. Direct Viewing

When dealing with media files (such as video or audio files) or large document files (such as pdfs or docs), there are basically 2 options available:

Jul
06
2010

Media Files: Getting the Appropriate Plug-Ins

Some of the content at HOPES can only be viewed in certain applications separate from the usual web browser. Because most of these programs are designed specifically for web use, they are often referred to as "plug-ins" because they usually install a small program that can operate directly within one's browser if asked to do so.

Jul
06
2010

A Note on the Term "Cause"

Within this web site, the term "cause" is synonymous with "explanation". That is, a cause is an explanation, or a partial explanation, of why something (such as HD) occurs.

Jul
06
2010

Huntington Gene / HD Allele Clarification

In all people, the three-letter codon sequence C-A-G is repeated several times at one end of the Huntington gene. In people with HD, the Huntington gene has an increased number of CAG repeats. Thus, there are different versions or alleles of the Huntington gene, one for each different number of CAG repeats.

Jul
06
2010

Correlation Without Causality

Correlation and causality are ways to describe the relationship between two events. If two events are correlated, then they usually occur together. For instance, people with 40 or more CAG repeats usually develop HD. People with 35 or fewer repeat numbers usually do not develop HD. These instances are examples of correlated events.

Jun
30
2010

About the HOPES Team

HOPES is a team of faculty and undergraduate students at Stanford University dedicated to making scientific information about Huntington's disease (HD) more readily accessible to the public. Our goal is to survey the rapidly growing scientific literature on HD and to present this information in a web source. We seek to provide information about causes, symptoms and treatment of HD that reflects current scientific understanding of HD. To date, HOPES resources have reached out to families in over 47 countries.

Jun
26
2010

New Scientist reports on gene therapy research

Original URL: http://hopes.stanford.edu/rltdsci/hdnews/t0.html
 

Gene therapy may switch off Huntington's

By Bob Holmes, Banff