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Mice 'Stimulate' Their Way to Delaying Huntington's Disease

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  • Scientists have been able to delay the onset of Huntington's disease in mice by providing them with a stimulating environment.
  • With Huntington's disease, certain areas of the brain degenerate, but these stimulated mice showed less degeneration than other mice with the disease.
  • Researchers do not yet know how the findings will translate to humans, partly because an enriched environment is difficult to quantify, as it encourages more exercise, more fine-motor skills, more enjoyment, and less overall stress.

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