Latest Rett syndrome Stories
When a certain protein is mutated or missing, symptoms of the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome arise, causing a gradual loss of brain function during early development.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a protein that may act as the trigger controlling the addictive impact of cocaine in the brain.
A paper published online today in Molecular Cell proposes that Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) impacts the entire genome in neurons, rather than acting as a regulator of specific genes.
A new study reveals that a common underlying mechanism is shared by a group of previously unrelated disorders which all cause complex defects in brain development and function.
Loss of the gene that causes Rett syndrome disrupts the production of neurotransmitters in specific nerve cells, causing the movement and behavioral problems typical of the disease.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by recent breakthroughs in research, today the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) announced a major fundraising initiative entitled Research to Reality: Funding Progress.
ORLANDO, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angelman Syndrome Foundation today announced the formation of the Angelman Treatment and Research Institute (ATRI), which will direct the organization's rapidly increasing research funding.
A research collaboration between Australia and Israel has identified a genetic variation that influences the severity of symptoms in Rett syndrome.
Could new findings about Rett syndrome lead the way in developing new techniques for unraveling other diseases that affect the brain? October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, and over 800 of the world's leading Rett Syndrome researchers, clinicians, organizations and families will meet at the Maison de la Mutualie, Paris October 10 -13 for the 6th World Rett Syndrome Congress hosted by Professor Philippe Evrard, who leads a research department in neurosciences in brain development and...
Today's Vice Presidential nomination of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, mother of a child with Down syndrome, brings national attention to the approximately 350,000 individuals with Down syndrome living in the United States.
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