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Clinical trial for Rett syndrome launched

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have begun a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to test a potential drug treatment for Rett syndrome, the leading known genetic cause of autism in girls. The drug, mecasermin, a ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Medical research
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Gene linked to anxious behavior in mice

(PhysOrg.com) -- To measure anxiety in a mouse and suggest it’s similar to anxiety in a person may seem like a stretch, but the metrics sound uncannily familiar. Paralyzed by fear, afraid to leave the house or socialize ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Medical research
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Turning off stress

Weizmann Institute scientists reveal the actions of a family of proteins that "turn off" the stress response. Their findings could be relevant to PTSD, anorexia, anxiety disorders and depression.

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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