News tagged with rett syndrome

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 ...

Dec 16, 2010
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Researchers 'grow Rett syndrome' in a Petri dish

A groundbreaking study published Friday in the leading scientific journal, Cell, revealed that a team of investigators had successfully generated nerve cells using skin cells from four individuals with Rett syndrome. The st ...

Nov 15, 2010
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A common thread links multiple human cognitive disorders

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. Rett syndrome (RTT), Cornelia de Lange syndrome ...

Feb 15, 2010
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