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    Identical Twins with KD Study: A case study of two identical twins with KD shows very different onset of the symptoms of Kennedy's Disease. One twin started showing signs at age 31 whereas the other not until he was 56. There were also several other differences in how the KD impacted their lives. To access the case study, click here.

  • Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutics for KD: In an attempt to develop new therapies for people with KD, a paper by Frederick J. Arnold and Diane E. Merry provides a comprehensive overview of the many ailments that people with KD encounter. To read more, click here

  • Heat Shock Protein as a possible treatment for KD: It is believed that the long CAG repeat length in the androgen receptor is a mechanism that causes the protein to fold incorrectly and thus get trapped in the cell nucleus. The ability of Hsp70 to facilitate degradation of misfolded proteins makes it an attractive therapeutic target in polyQ diseases, of which KD is one. Targeting Hsp70 facilitated protein quality control for treatment of polyglutamine diseases. To learn more, click here.

  • The NIH (National Institutes of Health) is collecting DNA samples for a KD study. They are looking for genetic markers that impact the progression of KD and our quality of life. If you have been diagnosed with Kennedy's Disease, please contact Angela Kokkinis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will send you a saliva collection kit.