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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.
Scientist receives prestigious USU Medal and 'Order of Military Medical Merit' awards from IRSF

Scientist receives prestigious USU Medal and 'Order of Military Medical Merit' awards from IRSF

Statins: A class of cholesterol-lowering drugs may help treat Rett Syndrome

Statins: A class of cholesterol-lowering drugs may help treat Rett Syndrome

Researchers describe alterations in long noncoding RNA sequences in Rett syndrome

Researchers describe alterations in long noncoding RNA sequences in Rett syndrome

Molecular biologist hopes to learn why degenerative disorder affects specific brain cells

Molecular biologist hopes to learn why degenerative disorder affects specific brain cells

Researchers to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments for people with rare diseases

Researchers to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments for people with rare diseases

Researchers pinpoint several inherited mutations in autism

Researchers pinpoint several inherited mutations in autism

Immune dysfunction pinpointed in developmental disorder

Immune dysfunction pinpointed in developmental disorder

Special issue of Disease Markers explores ASD genetics and biomarker development

Special issue of Disease Markers explores ASD genetics and biomarker development

Proposing standards and guidelines for Rett syndrome research

Proposing standards and guidelines for Rett syndrome research

Ketamine can help improve brain function in Rett syndrome mice

Ketamine can help improve brain function in Rett syndrome mice

Two major classes of brain cells repress neural activity in specific mathematical ways

Two major classes of brain cells repress neural activity in specific mathematical ways

Study investigates EEGs as potential diagnostic tool for autism

Study investigates EEGs as potential diagnostic tool for autism

Intriguing links between Snf2l gene and brain developmental disorders

Intriguing links between Snf2l gene and brain developmental disorders

Conventional testing underestimates Rett Syndrome patients' cognitive abilities

Conventional testing underestimates Rett Syndrome patients' cognitive abilities

Hi-C sequencing decodes 3-D structure of DNA folds in chromosomes

Hi-C sequencing decodes 3-D structure of DNA folds in chromosomes

Paper describes results of BMT in models of Rett Syndrome

Paper describes results of BMT in models of Rett Syndrome

Human diseases with Drosophila counterparts discussed at annual conference

Human diseases with Drosophila counterparts discussed at annual conference

Researchers discover mechanism by which lead alters nerve cells in the brain

Researchers discover mechanism by which lead alters nerve cells in the brain

Exposure to common flame retardant may affect fertility and long-term memory

Exposure to common flame retardant may affect fertility and long-term memory

OHSU research sheds light on molecules involved in cardiorespiratory control

OHSU research sheds light on molecules involved in cardiorespiratory control