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Rett In The News

Scope Blog, Stanford Medicine
March 4, 2022
A therapeutic molecule that makes the brain less likely to seize in mice with severe seizures also reduces symptoms in mouse models of Rett syndrome.
March 3, 2022
A new mouse model may accelerate the discovery of gene-activating therapies to treat Rett syndrome, a condition related to autism, its makers say.
February 8, 2022
Spectrum, a leading source of news on autism research, spoke to Dr. von Hehn, RSRT's senior director of research and clinical strategy, about the Rett Syndrome Global Registry which will be launching soon.
BioNews, Inc.
January 29, 2022
BioNews reports on RSRT's 2021 research awards in support of CURE 360.
Technology Networks
December 22, 2021
Technology Networks speaks with Saul Kato, the CEO of Herophilus, about how the company plans to reinvent neuro drug discovery, by combining human brain models, scaled biology and machine learning to decode brain disease, including Rett syndrome.
The Scientist
December 1, 2021
RSRT has invested $8 million in RNA editing and the investment is paying off! Four of the seven companies mentioned in this article have Rett programs. Read on....
November 12, 2021
Increasing expression of the gene that is faulty in Rett syndrome lowers repetitive behaviors in a mouse model of a different autism-linked condition called Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, a new unpublished study demonstrates.
Taysha Gene Therapies
September 22, 2021
Taysha Gene Therapies today announced that it has been granted orphan drug designation from the European Commission for TSHA-102, an AAV9-based gene replacement therapy in development for Rett syndrome. An orphan designation allows a pharmaceutical company to benefit from incentives such as ...
September 19, 2021
A new class of therapies based on transfer RNA could treat forms of cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, genetic epilepsies, and more
August 23, 2021
UCLA researchers identify an experimental drug that improves abnormal neural oscillations found in Rett brain organoids.
Taysha Gene Therapies
August 16, 2021
Taysha Gene Therapies announces ambitious timeline of starting Rett syndrome gene replacement clinical trial by year end and reporting clinical data by end of 2022.
The Undefeated
August 1, 2021
Olympic bronze medal winner Gabby Thomas studied neurobiology at Harvard and worked on Rett syndrome in a lab at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Shape Therapeutics
July 16, 2021
Shape Therapeutics, a biotech focusing on RNA editing, has secured $112 million in financing to advance their research programs. They have two Rett Syndrome programs one of which is their lead program. We’re proud that RSRT has facilitated Shape taking on Rett.
Endpoints News
July 15, 2021
Two years after spinning out of CRISPR pioneer Prashant Mali’s lab, Shape Therapeutics has a lot more cash and a slightly new mission. They have lead programs in Rett syndrome and Parkinson’s.
June 24, 2021
Scientists in France published a paper showing that the MECP2 protein binds certain repeating sequences in strands of DNA thereby changing its structure. Mutated MECP2 could not bind and therefore no change in DNA strucuture was seen. If and how this finding is relevant to developing treatments ...
Endpoints News
June 9, 2021
In downtown Lowell, MA, tucked into one of the country’s oldest surviving textile mill complexes is a new biotech toiling away on next-gen CNS therapies for severe neurological disorders. And it’s starting with Rett syndrome — a rare neurodevelopmental condition that almost exclusively ...