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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 receive NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants for mental health research

Scientists receive NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants for mental health research

UCSD researchers implicate new gene in idiopathic or non-syndromic autism

UCSD researchers implicate new gene in idiopathic or non-syndromic autism

Synthetic oil triheptanoin improves Rett syndrome, longevity

Synthetic oil triheptanoin improves Rett syndrome, longevity

Rettsyndrome.Org awards $1.5M to advance translational research, support Neuro-Habilitation Program

Rettsyndrome.Org awards $1.5M to advance translational research, support Neuro-Habilitation Program

RSAM, Rettsyndrome.org renew commitment to defeat Rett syndrome

RSAM, Rettsyndrome.org renew commitment to defeat Rett syndrome

Combination of effective drugs for Parkinson's disease controls symptoms of Rett syndrome in mice

Combination of effective drugs for Parkinson's disease controls symptoms of Rett syndrome in mice

Newron Pharmaceuticals submits safinamide NDA to FDA

Newron Pharmaceuticals submits safinamide NDA to FDA

AAN review finds certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of MS

AAN review finds certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of MS

New drug for treating Rett syndrome is on the horizon

New drug for treating Rett syndrome is on the horizon

Nine fellows selected to receive Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship for next two years

Nine fellows selected to receive Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship for next two years

IRSF announces new research grants for translational research program and clinical trials

IRSF announces new research grants for translational research program and clinical trials

Researchers receive funding to develop treatments for Rett Syndrome

Researchers receive funding to develop treatments for Rett Syndrome

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal how non-CpG methylation may contribute to Rett Syndrome

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal how non-CpG methylation may contribute to Rett Syndrome

Autism Speaks grants $2.7M to develop potential treatments for ASD, increase access to high-quality early intervention

Autism Speaks grants $2.7M to develop potential treatments for ASD, increase access to high-quality early intervention

Four U.S. researchers to receive grants to improve cognition in individuals living with Down syndrome

Four U.S. researchers to receive grants to improve cognition in individuals living with Down syndrome

Researchers describe why current medications only moderately reduce Fragile X symptoms

Researchers describe why current medications only moderately reduce Fragile X symptoms

Whitehead Institute researchers redefine gene mutation that cause Rett syndrome

Whitehead Institute researchers redefine gene mutation that cause Rett syndrome

Bird Brains Shed Light On Speech Learning

Bird Brains Shed Light On Speech Learning

Scientists uncover neural mechanisms that may help in treatment of language disorders in children

Scientists uncover neural mechanisms that may help in treatment of language disorders in children

Research suggests gene therapy approach may be feasible option to treat Rett Syndrome

Research suggests gene therapy approach may be feasible option to treat Rett Syndrome