Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

Reversing Rett Syndrome – MECP2 Gene Therapy

First Pre-Clinical Gene Therapy Study to Reverse Rett Symptoms http://www.rsrt.org/about-rsrt/press-releases/first-pre-clinical-gene-therapy-study-to-reverse-rett-symptoms/ The concept behind gene therapy is simple: deliver a healthy gene to compensate for one that is mutated. New research published today in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests this approach … Continue reading

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Anti-Brain Antibodies, Mothers and Autism

Brain-reactive IgG correlates with autoimmunity in mothers of a child with an autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23958959 Abstract It is believed that in utero environmental factors contribute to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The goal of this study was to demonstrate, using … Continue reading

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Sleep , Motor Task Learning and Implications for Autism.

How sleep helps brain learn motor task http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/08/sleep Sleep helps the brain consolidate what we’ve learned, but scientists have struggled to determine what goes on in the brain to make that happen for different kinds of learned tasks. In a … Continue reading

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