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HDBuzz homepage at 16th November 2011
Web address hdbuzz.net
Commercial No
Type of site
Huntington's disease research news platform
Created by Edward Wild and Jeff Carroll[1]
Launched January 18, 2011[1]
Alexa rank
2,284,666 (April 2014)[2]
Current status Active

HDBuzz is a non-profit website that supplies news about Huntington's disease research in plain language.


HDBuzz was launched in January 2011 by Huntington's disease researchers Edward Wild (UCL, London) and Jeff Carroll (Western Washington University). Its stated aim is to supply "the latest news about Huntington's disease research in plain language, written by scientists who work on HD".[1]

As well as being accessible at hdbuzz.net, news is syndicated to a number of Huntington's disease community web sites,[3][4] as well as via social media routes including Facebook, Twitter and email.[5]

HDBuzz articles are published in English and translated by volunteers into numerous other languages.[5]


HDBuzz is financially supported by national and regional Huntington's disease patient and family organizations. Among the eleven supporting organizations are the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDA), Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) and the Huntington's Disease Association of England & Wales.[5]



  1. ^ a b c HDBuzz (2011-01-18). "Welcome to HDBuzz". HDBuzz. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Hdbuzz.net Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Huntington's Disease Society of America - HDBuzz". Hdsa.org. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  4. ^ "Huntington Society of Canada: Research news by HDBuzz". Huntingtonsociety.ca. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  5. ^ a b c Wild, E. J.; Carroll, J. B. (2011). "HDBuzz: Empowering patients through accessible education". Trends in Molecular Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.molmed.2011.09.003. 
  6. ^ "World Congress on Huntington's Disease: Oral Abstracts - 2011". Clinical Genetics. Wiley. 80 (s1): 1–13. doi:10.1111/j.1399-0004.2011.01736.x. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Huntington's Disease Association Northern Ireland: News". HDANI. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Michael Wright Award announcement (Twitter)". Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Carroll receives HDSA Researcher of the Year award | Western Today". westerntoday.wwu.edu. 

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