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Immune-Brain Connection in Rare Disease Puzzles Scientists

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a rare, inherited, and incurable condition associated with the progressive degeneration of neurons in the brain. This has a domino effect, leading to the cognitive, motor, and psychiatric decline of those affected. Neuroscientists at MIT have found that the immune system has a big part to play in this neurological deterioration — an intricate relationship that…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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