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  • Multiple sclerosis treatment considered for Rett Syndrome

    Glatiramer acetate (also known as Copolymer 1, Cop-1, or Copaxone – as marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals) is an immunomodulator drug currently used to treat multiple sclerosis and is hypothesized to have some possible affect on patients with Rett Syndrome. It was published on October 14th on PubMed by Ben-Zeev B, Aharoni R, Nissenkorn A, Arnon R. that by raising the Brain derived neurotrophic...
    • What is Rett Syndrome?

      Rett Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by an alteration of one or more genes in the X Chromosome. MECP2, CDKL5, and the FOXg1 genes have all been discovered to be altered in most cases of Rett Syndrome. However, Rett Syndrome is still a clinical diagnoses based on observation of behavior and other classic characteristics commonly found in cases of Rett Syndrome. With that said, Rett Syndrome c...
      • What is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

        Many people with autism can have several different symptoms.  Physicians see autism as a “spectrum” disorder, which is a group of disorders with many similar features. An autistic person might have mild symptoms, while another could have very serious symptoms.  Yet they both have what is called an “autism spectrum disorder”–sometimes referred to as ASD for short. Spectrum ...
        • Autism signs and symptoms in toddlers and children

          Parents or caregivers are usually the first to notice the signs and symptoms of autism in toddlers and children under three years of age. At birth, the signs and symptoms of autism may not necessarily always be visible, and it may take some time to distinguish the classic traits of autism behavior. Signs and symptoms of autism to look for is: If your child does not want to embrace or hold you. I...
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