Some pictures to end the year and welcome a new one

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…
New video of the kids program in Colombia

New video of the kids program in Colombia

Our New Horizons program continues to evolve. Through a house-by-house survey we conducted in 2021, we have identified many more kids at-risk for HD living in very difficult conditions. This video clearly displays the environmental context in which many of the kids enrolled in the program since 2015 live, many…
Meet Ignacio - a CRL interview

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…
Diary of a Dr. from Maracaibo in Barcelona / Diario de un Dr. de Maracaibo en Barcelona (II)

Diary of a Dr. from Maracaibo in Barcelona / Diario de un Dr. de Maracaibo en Barcelona (II)

Getting acquinted with Barcelona. / Conociendo y adaptándome a Barcelona. To be in Barcelona is to be in a multicultural city. After the restrictions with Covid-19, little by little the city has opened its doors to thousands of tourists who visit it every day and, therefore, I have been able…
Diary of a Dr. from Maracaibo in Barcelona / Diario de un Dr. de Maracaibo en Barcelona (I)

Diary of a Dr. from Maracaibo in Barcelona / Diario de un Dr. de Maracaibo en Barcelona (I)

Dr. Rey Varela is a recipient of an EHDN fellowship and the first physician to receive training in HD centers in Barcelona as part of the LA PEP program. Dr. Varela is a psychiatrist from Maracaibo, and a staff member of Factor-H who has been caring for the patients of…
Selective Targeting of mHTT Presents Novel Therapeutic Approach to Huntington's Disease

Selective Targeting of mHTT Presents Novel Therapeutic Approach to Huntington's Disease

Engineered zinc finger protein transcription factors show promise in Huntington’s disease research by selectively repressing mutant HTT, affirms an article published by PerkingElmer last Thursday October, 7,
The LA PEP Program: the first recipient from Maracaibo starts training in Barcelona

The LA PEP Program: the first recipient from Maracaibo starts training in 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.…
Charlie Cordero, Colombian photographer joins our Art4HD program

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…
Tackling Huntington’s Disease from All Angles

Tackling Huntington’s Disease from All Angles

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…
Huntington’s disease: the pope steps in to help raise awareness

Huntington’s disease: the pope steps in to help raise awareness

It was with the pomp and intrigue of a Dan Brown novel that earlier this month Pope Francis made his way into the Aula Paolo VI audience hall, a room the size of an aeroplane hangar in Vatican City. Flanked by the flamboyant Swiss Guard and dark-suited men muttering into…