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2008-10-07 15:00:10

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...

2008-08-29 18:00:16

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.

2008-06-30 18:03:00

In a breakthrough scientific study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have shown that neural stem cell development may be linked to Autism.

2008-04-13 03:00:08

By Shah, Malay B Bittner, James G IV; Edwards, Michael A Rett Syndrome is associated with decreased peristaltic esophageal waves and gastric dysmotility, resulting in swallowing difficulties and gastric dilation. Rarely, gastric necrosis and perforation occur.

2005-09-02 16:11:19

Adrian Bird of the University of Edinburgh and colleagues report today in the online issue of Molecular Cell that the "Rett Syndrome protein", MeCP2, only binds to genes with a specific sequence of nucleotide bases. This knowledge will aid in the identification of the genes that are regulated by the gene MECP2. This work was supported, in part, by the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (RSRF).

2005-08-23 13:41:40

Sacha Nelson of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and Rudolf Jaenisch of the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research in Cambridge, MA and their colleagues report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition that spontaneous neuronal activity is reduced in the cortex of a knockout mouse model for the childhood neurodevelopmental disorder, Rett Syndrome. The Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (RSRF) and the McKnight Foundation funded this project.


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