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Promising approach to slow brain degeneration in a model of Huntington’s disease uncovered

Mechanism uncovered could also help preserve neuron function in Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and other neurodegenerative conditions
Research presented by Dr. Lynn Raymond, from the University of British Columbia, shows that blocking a specific class of glutamate receptors, called extrasynaptic NMDA receptors, can improve motor learning and coordination, and prevent cell death in animal models of Huntington disease. As Huntington disease is an inherited condition that can be

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