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[Source:  Science Daily] Whitehead Institute researchers have redefined the function of a gene whose mutation causes Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental autism spectrum disorder. This new research offers an improved understanding of the defects found in the neurons of Rett syndrome patients and…...
Image Credit:  Rett Syndrome Research Trust [Source:  Medical News Today] Statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs found in millions of medicine cabinets, may hold the key to finding a treatment for Rett Syndrome, a severe autistic disorder that affects young girls. The…...
[Source: Science Daily] Researchers at the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at IDIBELL led by Manel Esteller, ICREA researcher and professor of genetics at the University of Barcelona, have described alterations in noncoding long chain RNA sequences (lncRNA) in Rett syndrome. These…...
[Source:  Science Daily] A promising study out October 3 in the Journal of Neuroscience showed that in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, researchers were able to reverse abnormalities in brain activity and improve neurological function by treating the animals with an…...
A paper published online in Nature describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome. The procedure arrested many severe symptoms of the childhood disorder, including abnormal breathing and movement, and…...
By: Cathy Gaines, CCC-SLP, EdS. Most girls will benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), which includes any methods used in place of speech. Everyone uses AAC through written language, body language and facial expression. These avenues may be difficult for the…...
Editor’s Note: Our friends at the International Rett Syndrome Federation have endorsed this resource, “Scoliolis in Rett Syndrome.” From the ‘About’ page: There is limited information in the medical literature regarding the management of scoliosis. We have therefore developed some guidelines to…...
For those of you who missed it – here is the segment on Rett Syndrome that aired on ‘The View’ this past week. It is about 9 minutes long. Please watch and share the Rett Story with others! Learn More About Rett…...
[Source: PR Web] One year ago, filmmaker Jason Rem attended an elegant charity event in Los Angeles, at the home of Ann and Jim Gianopulos, held to raise funds for the work of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust. That evening Rem was…...
[Source:  ScienceDaily.com] A group of researchers at the University of Bristol have sequestered the potentially fatal breath holding episodes associated with the autistic-spectrum disorder Rett syndrome. Rett syndrome is a developmental disorder of the brain that affects around 1 in10,000 young girls.…...