Research Highlights

Promising HSP drugs identified

Posted - June 2014 in Research Highlights

Potential for future clinical trials

Mild cases of SPG4 HSP studied

Posted - in Research Highlights

A high percentage were asymptomatic

Treatment for rare form of complicated HSP

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Betaine successful in lowering cysteine

SPG33 HSP mutation affects protrudin

Posted - in Research Highlights

Protrudin important in cell structure and function

New Spastin mutation discovered

Posted - in Research Highlights

Found to affect a neighbouring gene

Discovery doubles number of HSP causes

Posted - February 2014 in Research Highlights

Genes never before linked with human disease found

Inheritance patterns in HSP easy to misinterpret

Posted - in Research Highlights

Implications for choice of genetic tests and screens

Why is most HSP adult-onset?

Posted - in Research Highlights

Current theories fall short

Gene protects against neurodegenerative diseases

Posted - in Research Highlights

May lead to a number of cures

Induced pluripotent HSP stem cell study

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Human model for drug screening

REEP1 affects Lipid Droplet biology

Posted - in Research Highlights

May be critical for nerve cell function

One gene mutation, three diseases

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ALS2 mutations cause ALS, PLS or HSP

HSP and Parkinson’s

Posted - in Research Highlights

Impaired dopamine transmission in common

Large electrophysiology study of HSP

Posted - November 2013 in Research Highlights

Abnormalities correlated with symptoms

Squid nerve cells give up secrets

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Microtubule structure and function studied

Induced pluripotent stem cells to study HSP

Posted - in Research Highlights

Multiple valuable findings

High rate of HSP in Sardinia

Posted - in Research Highlights

Almost 3 times more prevalent

SPG 31 studied in mice

Posted - in Research Highlights

Impaired cell structure connected with symptoms

Spastin found to associate with lipid droplets

Posted - in Research Highlights

Further study may lead to therapies