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Rett syndrome is a neurological and developmental disorder that mostly occurs in females. Infants with Rett syndrome seem to grow and develop normally at first, but then stop developing and even lose skills and abilities. For instance, they stop talking even though they used to say certain words. They lose their ability to walk properly. They stop using their hands to do things and often develop stereotyped hand movements, such as wringing, clapping, or patting their hands. Rett syndrome is considered one of the autism spectrum disorders. Most cases of Rett syndrome are caused by a mutation on the MECP2 gene, which is found on the X chromosome.
Scientists manage to permeate living cells with small antibodies

Scientists manage to permeate living cells with small antibodies

Study opens new range of therapeutic options for patients with atypical Rett syndrome

Study opens new range of therapeutic options for patients with atypical Rett syndrome

Researchers discover genes that could serve as therapeutic targets to reverse Rett syndrome

Researchers discover genes that could serve as therapeutic targets to reverse Rett syndrome

Researchers show how adult learning is impaired in females using mouse models of Rett syndrome

Researchers show how adult learning is impaired in females using mouse models of Rett syndrome

Specific gene pathway appears to regulate growth, structure, and organization of cerebral cortex

Specific gene pathway appears to regulate growth, structure, and organization of cerebral cortex

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Skin cells derived from autistic donors grow faster than those from control subjects

Skin cells derived from autistic donors grow faster than those from control subjects

Scientists use stem cell techniques to unravel biology of autism

Scientists use stem cell techniques to unravel biology of autism

Mice studies reveal new insights into neurons that cause symptoms of Rett syndrome

Mice studies reveal new insights into neurons that cause symptoms of Rett syndrome

Drexel University researchers aim to identify new molecular mechanisms involved in chronic pain

Drexel University researchers aim to identify new molecular mechanisms involved in chronic pain

Researchers identify 43 specific genes associated with both autism and cancer

Researchers identify 43 specific genes associated with both autism and cancer

Drexel study provides new insight into future treatment of breathing disorders

Drexel study provides new insight into future treatment of breathing disorders

DNA sequence features predict genome-wide binding pattern of key protein involved in brain disorders

DNA sequence features predict genome-wide binding pattern of key protein involved in brain disorders

LouLou Foundation, Penn Med set up Program of Excellence to develop treatments for children with CDKL5

LouLou Foundation, Penn Med set up Program of Excellence to develop treatments for children with CDKL5

Research could lead to new treatment for Rett Syndrome, other forms of autism

Research could lead to new treatment for Rett Syndrome, other forms of autism

Research reveals MECP2 Duplication Syndrome can be reversed

Research reveals MECP2 Duplication Syndrome can be reversed

Study provides biochemical links between genes linked to autism and the inhibition of nerve cells

Study provides biochemical links between genes linked to autism and the inhibition of nerve cells

New genetic discovery could lead to better treatment for X-linked diseases

New genetic discovery could lead to better treatment for X-linked diseases

Researchers use stem cell-derived 'mini-brains' to identify drug candidate for rare neurological disorder

Researchers use stem cell-derived 'mini-brains' to identify drug candidate for rare neurological disorder