Author Archives: Yedida Y Bogachkov PhD

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Expands Space for Rett Care

The Rett Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been relaunched in an expanded space and expects to enhance individualized care for children with the disorder. The new Neurological Institute Outpatient Center opened this year at the hospital’s Sunset Boulevard campus. It aims to provide comprehensive care for children…

Unusually High Number of Mitochondrial DNA Seen in Patients

The copy number of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is increased significantly in patients with Rett syndrome, possibly indicating mitochondrial dysfunction, a study reported. Researchers suggest that this increase in the copy number of mtDNA is an attempt to compensate for decreased energy availability. Mitochondria are the producers of energy within…