Here we aim to bring you research news from around the world so you are always kept up to date.
Meir Lotan, who recently presented on his work at our Family Weekend has just published a new paper about the importance of therapeutic interventions for people with Rett syndrome. This is a well balanced paper that recognises that whilst we all hope a cure becomes a reality, we want to make sure that people with Rett syndrome have access to the best possible support and interventions in the meantime. Keeping them as well as possible gives them the best opportunity to make the most of any treatments and even a cure, when available. Worth sharing this with people involved in the care of someone with Rett syndrome, especially providers of therapeutic services. (Nov 2015)
Italians using Sarizotan which has been shown to reduce apnoea and hyperventilation in MECP2 knockout mice by 70-85%. Sounds like they are a step closer to setting up clinical trials for this drug. (June 2015)