Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

MECP2 May Regulate Behavioral Effects of Early Life Stresses

The MECP2 gene — mutations in which cause most cases of Rett syndrome — may be important for encoding early childhood traumas into the genetic wiring of the brain, affecting behaviors, a study in mice suggests. Titled “MeCP2 haplodeficiency and early-life stress interaction on anxiety-like behavior in adolescent…

Rett Syndrome Research Trust Receives $1M Donation

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) has received a $1 million donation to help develop a cure for Rett syndrome. The gift, provided by Alba Tull, philanthropist and co-founder of Tull Family Foundation (TFF), will support the RSRT’s CURE 360 initiative, a project that aims to be…

IRSF Joins Standard of Excellence Program

The International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF), an organization focused on accelerating research to treat and cure Rett syndrome, has been appointed to the National Health Council (NHC) Standard of Excellence program. “This is a great honor. It recognizes IRSF’s leadership in advancing treatments and cures for patients…