Sheep Study Could Benefit Those With Huntington’s Disease (Audio)

 

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Researchers say sheep may provide the answer they’ve been looking for when it comes to Huntington’s disease. Sheep have natural levels of GM1 that are key to this disease.

It will take several years before scientist get a solid answer. In the meantime, NDSU Barnes County Extension Educator Randy Grueneich said sheep producer in the state are keeping an eye on this study.

Huntington’s disease breaks down nerve cells in the brain. Most people with Huntington’s develop signs or symptoms in their 30s or 40s. But the disease may emerge earlier or later in life.


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