Healthy human tissue grafted to the brains of patients with Huntington's disease in the hopes of treating the neurological disorder, also developed signs of the illness several years after the graft. According to [s]News-Medical[/s], this discovery will have ‘profound implications’ on the understanding of the disease and how to treat it, and may also lead to the development of new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders. Huntington's disease is a hereditary illness that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, resulting in major motor, cognitive, and psychiatric impairments.
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[link url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.24174/abstract]Annals of Neurology abstract[/link]