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Teeth Grinding Is Most Common Dental Problem

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding and jaw clenching, is the most common oral manifestation in patients with Rett syndrome, according to a small review of literature. The study, “Oral Manifestations of Rett Syndrome—A Systematic Review,” was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and…

Cerebellum Dysfunction May Contribute to Rett Motor Problems

Impairments in the cerebellum — a brain region responsible for controlling balance and movement coordination — contribute, in part, to motor impairments associated with Rett syndrome, a mouse study has found. These findings highlight the importance of understanding which brain areas contribute to the onset of specific symptoms…

Rare Disease Day at NIH, Set for March 1, Growing Year by Year

Rare Disease Day at NIH, organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and taking place on March 1, will feature panel discussions, patient stories, research updates, TED-style talks, and a presentation by a Nobel laureate recently recognized for her work on a gene editing tool. The free,…

Pandemic Won’t Stop Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28

Scores of virtual events are afoot around the world to mark Rare Disease Day 2021 on Feb. 28. The activities are focused on heightening awareness about rare diseases and the hundreds of millions of individuals they are thought to affect. Patients, caregivers, and advocates worldwide will sport denim…