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Rett Syndrome: The Reversal Experiments Changed Everything

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Rett Syndrome: The reversal experiments changed everything.

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Reprinted with the express permission of Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) as originally published on their Website.

On February 8, 2007 the journal Science announced astonishing and unexpected results with the publication of a paper entitled Reversal of Neurological Defects in a Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome, by Adrian Bird, Ph.D. of the University of Edinburgh. Read full paper HERE

Until this point research was focused on diagnosis and prevention, or at best, a therapy that could be initiated during the small window of opportunity before symptoms in a baby begin to manifest. Professor Bird’s work has now made the reversal of full-blown symptoms a tangible possibility.

The portfolio of projects that RSRT is funding represent the next logical steps in a focused effort to treat and cure Rett Syndrome.

RSRT will quickly prioritize resources as new data emerges from our projects as well as ongoing work in labs around the world.

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Rett Syndrome Research Trust is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization intensively focused on the development of treatments and cures for Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 disorders. The strength of the Trust is based on the guidance of founders and advisors who are largely responsible for the major advances in Rett research over the past decade.

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