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2011-12-15 10:17:17

Poets might scoff at the notion that heart and brain are closely related, but scientists led by those at Baylor College of Medicine say a genetic defect that affects the brain can stop a heart.

2011-11-03 07:00:00

Horizon Media, A2A Media, Garage Media Join Forces to Create Pro Bono PSA Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 The Rett Syndrome Research Trust is

2011-10-05 12:25:09

When cells divide normally, DNA gets copied perfectly and distributed among the daughter cells with an even hand.

2011-10-03 15:45:04

When cells divide normally, DNA gets copied perfectly and distributed among the daughter cells with an even hand.

2011-06-30 13:34:04

A paper published online today in Nature reveals that glia play a key role in preventing the progression of the most prominent Rett Syndrome symptoms displayed by mouse models of the disease: lethality, irregular breathing and apneas, hypoactivity and decreased dendritic complexity.

2011-06-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huda Y.

2011-06-07 10:15:42

The protein MeCP2 is porridge to the finicky neuron.

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.

2011-04-13 21:38:10

Model of Rett syndrome suggests a deficit in processing cues from the environment.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.