Research Highlights

Why is most HSP adult-onset?

Posted - February 2014 in Research Highlights

Current theories fall short

Gene protects against neurodegenerative diseases

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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

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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

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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

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Multiple valuable findings

High rate of HSP in Sardinia

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Almost 3 times more prevalent

SPG 31 studied in mice

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Impaired cell structure connected with symptoms

Spastin found to associate with lipid droplets

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Further study may lead to therapies

Spastin role in central nervous system development

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Important in the structure that houses the brainstem

Next Generation Sequencing diagnostics for HSPs

Posted - September 2013 in Research Highlights

Germany leading in HSP gene testing

HSP gene testing advance in China

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Success in detecting point mutations

Next generation gene testing

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Helps identify non-SPG4 HSP

Sharing genetics knowledge

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New software will aid progress

Calf muscle spasticity studied

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Lengthening the muscle may help

Nerve conduction impairment in HSP studied

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Signals to & from the brain are very different

The blood-brain barrier

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Dr Karl explains