[glossary_exclude]Huntington's Outreach Project for Education at Stanford (HOPES) is a student-run project at Stanford University with the goal of making information about Huntington’s Disease (HD) more accessible to audiences worldwide. Our site is intended to be an educational resource, and address a range of topics through written articles and podcasts.[/glossary_exclude]
[glossary_exclude]Huntington’s disease (HD) is a genetic disorder that progressively affects an individual's behavioral, cognitive, and motor function. Although no cure exists, scientific research aimed at finding effective treatments for HD is underway.[/glossary_exclude]
[glossary_exclude]Though individuals with the HD gene will develop symptoms, lifestyle choices such as dietary restrictions, physical therapy, and exercise may help manage symptoms when they develop. Research shows that these choices could explain the variability in age of onset and progression of disease observed in HD patients.[/glossary_exclude]
[glossary_exclude]Huntington’s Disease impacts people around the world with a growing occurrence, which may have important biological, economic, and social implications for the future. All over the world, communities impacted by HD are coming together to work towards new solutions and ways to cope. Our team has developed a graphic concordant with other cartographic representations of HD prevalence.[/glossary_exclude]
[glossary_exclude]Our new HOPES podcast aims at sharing stories and voices of caretakers, doctors, and those impacted by Huntington’s Disease. We hope this medium allows information to be more accessible and educational for audiences, and creates a space to discuss topics important to the HD community.[/glossary_exclude]
[glossary_exclude]The HOPES team aims to make our Huntington's Disease (HD) information and resources accessible to people of all HD backgrounds and experiences. We hope these tools, mediums,and different resources encourage HD education and awareness throughout HD communities and beyond.[/glossary_exclude]
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HOPES is a team of faculty and undergraduate students at Stanford University 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 to present this information in a web source.
We emphasize that we are neither medical professionals, nor are we affiliated with the researchers and laboratories mentioned on our pages. The information we present is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as offering diagnoses or recommendations. We operate as a not-for-profit public service organization, and our funding is entirely from private sources.