Accelerated Search Identifies Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Study

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Like Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease, spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease caused when a toxic protein accumulates inside nerve cells, clogging normal function. The coordination and balance problems caused by SCA1 make it difficult for patients to speak, breathe, and swallow.

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