Early Treatment Reverses Cell Defects, Improves Survival in Mice

Early Treatment Reverses Cell Defects, Improves Survival in Mice

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Early Treatment Reverses Cell Defects, Improves Survival in Mice

Early administration of a compound intended to enhance signals between brain cells lessened disease severity, and improved overall health and survival in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. The improvements, which also included benefits in nerve cell activity, indicate that treatments enhancing neuronal activity early in brain development may have therapeutic potential, scientists said. The study, “The enhancement of activity rescues the establishment of Mecp2 null neuronal phenotypes,” was published in the journal EMBO Molecular…

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