Saturday, September 24, 2005

Dr. Martha Nance to do live chat on HD

Monday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. ET
Outlook: Huntington's Disease
Incurable Disease Looms Before Those With Gene
Dr. Martha Nance
Struthers Parkinson's Center and the University of MinnesotaMonday, September 26, 2005; 1:00 PM


Today there are thousands of Americans who have had themselves tested for the gene for Huntington's Disease and know they will get it. They've seen a parent suffer with it or die from it. But there's still no cure. As genetic testing advances, more and more Americans could find themselves in similar positions, dreading an all-too-familiar fate. In an article in Sunday's Outlook section, Dr. Martha Nance, a Minneapolis neurologist who runs a Parkinson's Disease clinic and who is doing research on treatments for Huntington's, discusses the moving tale of one person who has the gene and the race to find a way to treat people like him.Dr. Martha Nance will be online Monday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. ET to discuss her Sunday Outlook article on Huntington's Disease.

Click on this link for more information: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2005/09/23/DI2005092300953.html .

1 comment:

Ima Shepherd said...

"Gene",

As a caregiver for a fiance in the mid-stages of HD, I greatly appreciate your writing. I'm attempting to pull together whatever HD information that I can via RSS/Atom feeds. I don't suppose that you'd mind turning the Atom on for your site?

Thanks,
Shepherd