Spring Newsletter


 The HOPES Annual Huntington's Disease Conference 
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 | Y2E2 Building, Rm 111
Stanford University | 9:30am - 1:00pm


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We are seeking feedback on our website and operations here at the Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford (HOPES) and would love your thoughts! 

Please take a few, short minutes to fill out our anonymous survey by clicking HERE. 

If you have any questions about our survey, please contact Kristen Powers (kapowers at stanford.edu). 

We truly value your thoughts!

HOPES is now on mobile!

You can now access our website on your phone! Check out the new "Inform Law Enforcement" feature, which helps HD patients and loved ones navigate interactions with police. 

New Article!

Stem Cell Research Provides Insight on
HD Development and Potential Therapeutic Targets. 

Due to the limitations of animal models, stem cells have offered an opportunity for researchers to ethically and efficiently study disease in human cells. In the paper “Genomic Analysis Reveals Disruption of Striatal Neuronal Development and Therapeutic Targets in Human Huntington’s Disease Neural Stem Cells,” (Ring, 2015) researchers use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiated neural stem cells (NSC) in order to explore the role mutant HTT plays in neural development and in producing disease phenotypes. 

To read the full article, please click HERE.
HOPES is a team of undergraduate students at Stanford University who, together with faculty advisors, are dedicated to making scientific information about Huntington's disease (HD) more readily accessible to the public. Our goal is to survey the rapidly growing scientific literature on HD and present this information in a web source. We seek to provide information about causes, symptoms, and treatment of HD that reflects current scientific understanding of HD. To date, HOPES resources have reached out to families in over 47 countries.
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