What is Factor-H?

What is Factor-H?

A non-for-profit humanitarian project to increase the awareness of people living with and affected by Huntington’s disease, to facilitate social aid to diminish the suffering of local communities in Latin America. An effort to unite socially minded individuals through creative artistic, journalistic, medical, scientific, and political means to change the…
Letter from the President

Letter from the President

2020 was a year like no other. The global Covid-19 pandemic impacted the entire world, but it has taken a heavy toll on poor communities around the world. Most of the families we assist live in vulnerable conditions, and their access to employment and medical assistance were significantly impacted.  We reacted…

Terapias moleculares para la Enfermedad de Huntington: últimas noticias

En las últimas semanas ha habido algunas noticias en la prensa sobre la progresión en fases clínicas de varios agentes potencialmente terapéuticos para tratar la enfermedad de Huntington. Estos avances continúan llamando la atención general y de los especialistas médicos, por el sencillo hecho de que este tipo de terapias…
Colombia April 2016 - Part 3: Stories from Juan de Acosta

Colombia April 2016 - Part 3: Stories from Juan de Acosta

My first – unexpected – science lecture for medical students in Barranquilla, Colombia Barranquilla is close to Juan de Acosta, the second largest cluster of HD patients in the world (to our knowledge). The prevalence was reported quite a few years ago by Dr. Daza in one of the few…

Viruses and the brain

Viruses and the brain JAN25 2015 I am certain most of you would have heard that some of the therapies being developed for HD and other neurodegenerative indications involve the use of viruses to deliver a gene therapy agent. This is true in the case of HD, we are working…

Factor_H: a new humanitarian project to help affected communities in Latin America!

Dear all- it is with great pride that the project I have named “Factor_H” will launch in Mendoza, Argentina on October 12, 2012. This is an initiative that originated during a visit to Rio de Janeiro when I and CHDI clinical started officially the Latin American Network of clinicians and…