Session I of CHDI’s therapeutic conference: Seminars by Gill Bates & Judith Frydman

Gill Bates from University College London, described her work on incomplete splicing of the Htt gene, and the implications of these findings for therapeutic development. The splicing product she identified led to the production of a pure exon-1 protein, which in the context of the CAG expansion, is very toxic. Her recent work has been […]

Colombian HD families housing improvement project

Factor-H continues to deliver on its promises. We try to provide opportunities for families affected by HD. Sometimes, their needs require home improvement projects – they simply need nothing more than a better home to care for their family members. Slowly, one by one, Factor-H is raising the funds necessary to improve their living conditions. […]

Some pictures to end the year and welcome a new one

We are very fortunate at Factor-H to count on the friendship and talent of amazing individuals working in the visual arts. Over the years, documenting the lives of people with Huntington’s disease in their communities has been essential to our mission – if we can’t capture the humanity behind the disease, the love between kids […]

Meet Ignacio – a CRL interview

Meet our second disruptor Ignacio Muñoz-Sanjuán. Find out how Ignacio’s work is enabling organizations to develop novel therapies for Huntington’s disease. Through his drug discovery work at CHDI Foundation, a nonprofit organization, Ignacio fuels his motivation to uncover potential treatments and an eventual cure for this crippling transgenerational disease by partnering with multiple organizations with […]

The LA PEP Program: the first recipient from Maracaibo starts training in Barcelona

Dr. Rey Varela en Barcelona

The LA PEP program (Latin American Professional Exchange Program) got started a week ago! This program aims to identify aspiring young health professionals working in the HD communities we serve, and facilitate fellowships for them to get training experience at leading HD institutions and hospitals in Spain, Colombia, and Chile. The goal is to motivate […]

Charlie Cordero, Colombian photographer joins our Art4HD program

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY Charlie Cordero is a 31-year-old documentary photographer based in Colombia. He has studied Photojournalism at the ERAM audiovisual and multimedia school (University of Girona) in Girona, Spain and a Masters in Editorial Photography and Photojournalism at the TAI School of Arts and Entertainment (Rey Juan Carlos University) in Madrid, Spain. The recurring themes […]

Tackling Huntington’s Disease from All Angles

Perking Elmer

One Scientist’s Journey to Change the Status Quo Even with the strides in research that scientists have made in the last few decades, the innerworkings of the brain remain a mystery. Neurological diseases like Huntington’s, Parkinson’s,and Alzheimer’s are just three out of many potentially devastating diagnoses clinicians havethe difficult task of communicating to their patients […]

New podcast from CRL describes Factor-H

A few weeks ago, the scientific organization Charles River Laboratories (CRL) did a series on ‘inspiring scientists’ that showcase their work. Our President, Ignacio Muñoz (nacho) was featured in a documentary and a podcast. The podcast is now out. In it, Nacho is interviewed about his scientific work and the origins and mission of Factor-h. […]