Gut-Brain Health in Huntington’s Disease

Surprisingly, it’s now known that the gut and brain interact extensively.

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Cory Wasser
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology Candidate
Monash University


Why is the gut important in Huntington’s Disease?

The gut is getting a lot of attention by scientists and doctors. Surprisingly, it’s now known that the gut and brain interact extensively. The gut is known to affect mood, thinking abilities, and overall quality of life. How the gut affects mood and cognition in Huntingtin’s disease is not known yet.

How am I investigating gut health in HD?

In my research, I am measuring bacteria inside the gut, and then testing probiotics as a treatment to improve thinking abilities, mood and quality of life in HD.

What will we learn from this research?

This will be the first clinical study to investigate the gut in Huntington’s disease. By understanding its role in HD, we hope to find out whether the gut could be a potential target for treatment.

For further information about the study including eligibility and participation requirements please contact Cory Wasser:

Email: cory.wasser@monash.edu
Phone: 9905 4685
Address: Room 408, Level 4, 18 Innovation Walk Monash University


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