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2014-01-28 23:02:41

Continuing to expand the depth and breadth of high-impact research, the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) awarded a record $7.2 million to new scientific explorations in 2013. Since RSRT’s inception five years ago, the organization has committed almost $20 million to novel research and basic science to decode and defeat Rett Syndrome. Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Continuing to expand the depth and breadth of high-impact research, the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT)...

2013-09-19 23:38:35

Texas Children’s Hospital is excited to announce that on December 5, 2013, Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute will be honored with the 2013 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a ground-breaking geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine (http://www.bcm.edu) and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (http://www.nri.texaschildrens.org) at...

2013-07-02 23:26:17

Panel Discussion with Institute of Medicine President, Leading Rett Scientist, Filmmaker and Disease Advocate Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Rett Syndrome, a woman’s disease most women have never heard of, will be the focus of a documentary film screening and panel discussion. The award-winning film RETT: THERE IS HOPE, which showcases the struggles of families living with Rett Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that strikes toddler girls, will hold its Washington, D.C....

2011-11-04 22:56:24

When Dr. John Fryer and Dr. Huda Zoghbi prescribed mild exercise for mice with a neurodegenerative disorder called spinocerebellar ataxia 1 (SCA1), they did not know what to expect. Fryer, then a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Zoghbi, the Baylor College of Medicine researcher who co-discovered the gene for the disorder, was disappointed when the exercise did not affect the mice's gait or walking ability. However, he and Zoghbi decided to put them back in their cages and see what...

2011-06-14 01:28:27

Many roads can lead to the same place, often crossing over one another and sometimes passing the same landmarks. The interactome, or protein interaction network, for autism spectrum disorders developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital in collaboration with scientists at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute demonstrates how protein pathways converge, diverge and...

2011-06-07 10:15:42

The protein MeCP2 is porridge to the finicky neuron. Like Goldilocks, the neuron or brain cell needs the protein in just the right amount. Girls born with dysfunctional MeCP2 (methyl-CpG-binding protein 2) develop Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder. Too much MeCP2 can cause spasticity or developmental delay with autism-like symptoms in boys. Now, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have found that the neuron needs a steady supply of this protein for its...

2011-06-03 12:57:26

An IRSF funded study published today in the journal Science has shown that the childhood disorder Rett syndrome, can be reestablished in adult animals by "switching off" a critical disease causing gene in healthy adult animals. The gene was "switched off" in adult mice by use of a sophisticated genetic trick, resulting in the appearance of behaviors typically seen in Rett syndrome. The leading author Christopher McGraw, MD/PhD student, carried out the study in the laboratory of Dr. Huda...

2010-11-11 22:26:15

The brain works because 100 billion of its special nerve cells called neurons regulate trillions of connections that carry and process information. The behavior of each neuron is precisely determined by the proper function of many genes. In 1999, Baylor College of Medicine researcher Dr. Huda Zoghbi, and her colleagues identified mutations in one of these genes called MeCP2 as the culprit in a devastating neurological disorder called Rett syndrome. In new research in mice published in the...


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