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October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.  Over the years, PediaStaff has shared numerous articles, research posts, resources and links about Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome is a very rare, non-inherited genetic disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls. It generally sets in between 6 and 18…...
By: Meir Lotan, PT and Merav Hadar-Frumer Beit Issie Shapiro School, Ranana, Israel These Excerpts come from an IRSA publication. It has been written by therapists who treated many girls with Rett Syndrome with endless love and support within water and outside of…...
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…...
[Source:  Medical X-Press] Researchers have uncovered 30 genes that could, one day, serve as therapeutic targets to reverse Rett syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects only girls and is a severe form of an autism spectrum disorder. The study, led by…...
By: Ingrid Harding Founder and President Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. Rett Syndrome is a neurological/movement disorder which predominantly affects girls (approximately 1 in 10,000). Many attain developmental milestones from birth to age two or three, but then begin to regress. Others…...
[Source:  Medical News Today] New research by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School suggests the immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting children. Immune cells known as macrophages…...
[Source: Medical News Today] A new study suggests targeting long genes could be a new treatment avenue for the devastating childhood disorder Rett Syndrome. The authors found that lack of the MeCP2 protein that is the hallmark of the disease causes subtle…...
[Source:  Medical News Today] Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes mental retardation, autism, and physical deformities, has no cure. However, a small clinical trial has found that a growth factor known as IGF1 can help treat some symptoms of the disease.…...
Reprinted from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as originally published on their website What is Rett syndrome? Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmenal disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. It is characterized by normal early growth and development followed by a…...
January 30, 2014
[Source: Medical News Today] In normal development, all cells turn off genes they don’t need, often by attaching a chemical methyl group to the DNA, a process called methylation. Historically, scientists believed methyl groups could only stick to a particular DNA sequence:…...