Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Brain & Nervous System Health Center

Font Size
A
A
A

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

Vital Information:

 

  • 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.
1 | 2

Today on WebMD

Depressed
Slideshow
3d scan of fractured skull
Slideshow
 
human brain waves
Article
brain maze
fitQuiz
 
senior man
Article
brain research briefing
Article
 
Syringe
Article
graphic of human head
Article
 
mans hands on laptop keyboard
Article
brain illustration stroke
Slideshow
 
most common stroke symptoms
Article
Parkinsons Disease Medications
Article