Tag Archives: Rett syndrome

Bone marrow transplants in autism models

In an Oct 9 post, I cited a fascinating talk by Jonathan Kipnis that I heard at a meeting. His paper came out in March, showing that the autism-like behavioral abnormalities in a mouse model of Rett syndrome could be … Continue reading

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Parasite treatment for multiple sclerosis and…

In chapter 7 of my book, and in my post of Dec 2, 2011, I noted how the hygiene hypothesis is used to explain the relatively recent, serious rise in auto-immune disorders. This is illustrated by the correlation between the … Continue reading

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“Fragile” hope for autism

In chapter 9 (“Reasons for Optimism”) of my book I discuss startling results obtained with various mouse models of genetic disorders that display some autism symptoms. That is, in mice carrying the fragile X syndrome (FXS), Rett syndrome or tuberous … Continue reading

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Promising news from International Rett Syndrome Foundation

The IRSF International Rett Syndrome Foundation <irsflash@rettsyndrome.org>¬†announced today that it is funding a Phase 2b placebo-controlled, cross-over study of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) in a larger group of Rett syndrome patients. This decision indicates that the Phase 1 trial showed … Continue reading

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