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Volume 13, Issue 7


HSC Welcomes New CEO

Getting to Know Robin Markowitz, HSC’s New CEO

Today, July 16, 2018, marks Robin Markowitz’s first day as the new CEO of the Huntington Society of Canada. Click here to get to know Robin!



The 2018 Amaryllis Campaign is now underway! Order your Amaryllis today and be eligible to win the Early Bird Prize; a Kindle and Julie Lawson Timmer’s sensational novel, Five Days Left. This annual campaign has raised over $5 million since inception and has inspired hope for a world free of Huntington disease (HD). Click here to order yours today!

Champion of Hope

Our Champion of Hope monthly donors make a difference in the lives of those impacted by HD every single day. Click here to learn how.

2018 HSC National Conference

Have you registered to attend the 2018 HSC National Conference in Kelowna, BC this November? This year’s conference will feature world-class speakers addressing the topics of breaking research, current clinical trials, music therapy, animal therapy and so much more. Click here for more information and to register!

HDBuzz has a new look!

Have you checked out HDBuzz recently? They’ve got a new look and an even easier to navigate platform than before! Click here to see what all the buzz is about.


Research Supported by the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) Provides New Insight Into Huntington Disease (HD) and May Provide Benefits for Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
HSC Website – July 10, 2018

A multi-institutional, international study supported in collaboration by the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC), the Krembil Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and McMaster University has developed a new theory on Huntington disease (HD) which is showing promise and is opening new avenues of potential drug development. Click here to read the full press release.

Looking at Huntington disease with a new lens
CTV Winnipeg – July 10, 2018

New Huntington disease research is showing promise for future treatments. By looking at the disease through a different lens, researchers have an idea that could lead to a new development in the future. Click here to watch the full video.

New insight into Huntington’s disease may open the door to drug development
Drug Target Review – July 10, 2018

Researchers have developed a new theory on Huntington’s disease which is being welcomed for showing promise to open new avenues of drug development for the condition. Click here to read the full article.

First Dolly, now Piglet; a new Huntington’s disease pig knock-in model confirmed
HDBuzz – July 10, 2018

Exciting news for the HD research field this month as a new genetically faithful model has been created in pigs. Using a combination of cutting edge DNA editing tools researchers were able to generate HD pigs that not only replicated the selective brain cell death seen in HD, but also a broad range of symptoms observed in HD. Click here to read the full article.

Experts Seeking Tools to Assess Effectiveness of Targeted Huntington’s Therapies
Huntington’s Disease News – June 28, 2018

Improved measures to accurately determine the effectiveness of treatments targeting Huntington’s disease are necessary, according to clinical neurologists and Huntington’s specialists. Click here to read the full article.



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