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Welcome to HD Australia This is a community run resource for all Australians affected by Huntington's Disease. We hope you find this a place full of friendship and support.

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IVF - PGD screening for HD
Poster: sonnie Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:25 pm

The following article was in the Sydney Morning Herald 3 Sep 2013 on Page 5.
Interesting statistics on success rate on IVF PGD screening at 3 days or 5 days.

Delayed screenings can boost success rates: study
Delaying screening embryos for abnormalities could improve a woman’s chance of delivering a healthy baby with IVF, figures show.  
Proponents of delayed screening say a study of five years’ worth of Australian and New Zealand IVF data shows c...

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Insight TV program - Tues 9 Oct - Gene technology
Poster: sonnie Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:04 pm

On SBS ONE, on Tuesday 9 October 2012 at 8.30pm, Insight is scheduled to present a program on Gene Technology.

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Stem cells give insights into Huntington's
Poster: Jason Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:30 am

Australian researchers at Macquarie University have done a world first research using human embyonic stem cells, donated by by couples undergoing IVF

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Mental and physical exercise delays dementia
Poster: Jason Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:24 am

http://www.virtualmedicalcentre.com/new ... 013&page=2

Scientists at Melbourne’s Howard Florey Institute have discovered that mental and physical stimulation delays the onset of dementia in the fatal genetic disease, Huntington's disease.

This Australian research opens up new therapeutic possibilities for other dev...

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HDF raises over $2 Million for research
Poster: Jason Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:35 pm

The Hereditary Disease Foundatation recently held a Gala celebrating its 40th birthday with a tribute to its founder Milton Wexler who recently passed away. The event rased over 2 million dollars with an anonymous donar matching all donation up to a million dollars.

The HDF was started by Dr. Milton Wexler in 1968 when his wife was diagnosed with Huntington's disease (HD). The Foundation uses a variety of strategies - workshops, grants, fellowships, and targeted research contracts - ...

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Approved drugs found to induce autophagy
Poster: michelle Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:50 pm

Approved drugs found to induce autophagy

UK researchers have found that several existing drugs which are already approved for other purposes induce autophagy, an alternate way to clear away the HD protein.
Editor's Comment:

Inducing autophagy as an alternate way to enhance the cleara...

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  • Tuesday, 8th April 2014-Meet and Greet Meet and Greet! If you are affected by Huntington's disease in anyway, come join the group for lots of fun, advice and support. Where: Huntington's Victoria office When: Tuesday, 8th April 2014 Time: 7:00pm Read more... (http://www.huntingtonsvic.org.au/support-us/hv-events-and-diary-dates/246-tuesday-8th-april-2014-meet-and-greet)
  • Western Suburbs Support Group Calling community members in the Western Suburbs A support group for community members in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne is now available! When: Wednesday 19 March Read more... (http://www.huntingtonsvic.org.au/support-us/hv-events-and-diary-dates/375-western-suburbs-support-group)
  • Western Suburbs Support Group now Available! Great news for community members in the Western Suburbs A support group for community members in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne is now available! When: Wednesday Read more... (http://www.huntingtonsvic.org.au/virtual-library/current-news/376-western-suburbs-support-group-now-available)
  • 24 May 2014 - The Hope Ball
  • Northern Victoria Support Group Calling community members in Northern Victoria You are invited to join the fun and meet other community members from the Huntington's Support Group Northern Victoria: When: every Read more... (http://www.huntingtonsvic.org.au/support-us/hv-events-and-diary-dates/259-self-facilitated-support-groups)

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