Low-carb diet alleviates inherited form of intellectual disability in mice
Experimenting on mice with a genetic change similar to that found in people with a rare inherited disease called Kabuki syndrome, scientists report that a very low-carbohydrate diet can “open up” DNA and improve mental function. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
What Types of Hand Stereotypies are Associated with Rett Syndrome?
Discussion Lady MacBeth and patients with Rett Syndrome (RS) are obviously not alike other than in making similar hand motions. In Shakespeare’s MacBeth (5.1.25-30), Lady MacBeth was driven into madness because of her murderous guilt and tries to wash the blood off her hands as she sleepwalks. Doctor. What is it she does now? Look, how she rubs/ her hands. Gentlewoman. It is an accustomed action with her, to seem thus/ washing her hands. I have known her continue in this/ a quarter of an hour. In 1954, Dr. Andreas Rett observed 2 girls who were also making repetitive handwashing motions and later published a case...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 11, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Drug Treats Inherited Form of Intellectual Disability in Mice - 10/3/14
Studying mice with a genetic change similar to what is found in Kabuki syndrome, an inherited disease of humans, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have used an anticancer drug to "open up" DNA and improve mental function. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - October 3, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news