New hope for brain disease

Click to follow
Tiny capsules planted in the brain might be able to fend off the disabling symptoms of Huntington's disease, a study in monkeys suggests.

The capsules pump out a substance that protects brain cells. In the monkeys, they sharply reduced the damage from a poison that kills the same brain cells that die in Huntington's. The results were presented in today's issue of the journal Nature by Jeffrey H Kordower of Rush-Presbyterian- St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and researchers elsewhere. Reuter New York