Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Mon, 21st Apr 2014

Huntington's Disease

Sheep (c) United States Department of Agriculture

In a special show from Cambridge and New Zealand, Hannah Critchlow investigates the research into Huntington's Disease. How has the search to correct a single gene enhanced our understanding of how the brain functions? How are sheep helping to unpick the puzzle of the human mind? Plus we visit a brain bank to find out how tissue donors are supporting the scientific research. 

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In this edition of Naked Scientists

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  • 16:44 - Huntington's in sheep and mice

    How sheep and mice are being used to study Huntington’s disease

  • 25:38 - Brain Bank

    Hannah Critchlow is taken on a tour of a bank of frozen human brains which are helping to inform Huntington's research...



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