There is currently no cure for Rett syndrome and treatment for the disorder is focused on the management of symptoms, requiring a multidisciplinary approach. However, in 2007, Dr Adrian Bird at the University of Edinburgh showed that Rett syndrome was reversible in laboratory mice. Read more about this here. It is possible that Rett syndrome could be the world’s first curable neurological disorder and could also provide the key in helping with disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Parkinsons and Schizophrenia. But clearly mice are very different to humans and much still needs to be done to progress this work into something that is safe and effective for people with Rett syndrome to use.