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McMackin Lab Huntington's Disease Study

The McMackin Lab, led by Trinity College's Dr Roisin McMackin, is working to understand and measure neurological diseases including Motor Neuron Disease and Huntington's Disease. The lab uses advanced imaging tools like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and electrophysiological methods like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Electromyography (EMG), and Electroencephalography (EEG) to understand how the brain is affected in these conditions. 

As part of the team, PhD student Eva Woods is researching if these brain measurements can detect very early damage caused by Huntington's Disease. Such measurements could allow us to treat the disease earlier, when it has caused less harm. 

    McMackin Lab team members test the experiment.

Here's where you could play an important role – Eva is seeking volunteers for her study, including volunteers without any risk, relatives at both high and low risk, and individuals who have received a positive gene test for HD. Your participation can help us to improve our understanding of HD and work towards a treatment for this condition.” 

For further info or to contact Eva see McMackin Lab - Huntington's Disease

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