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Cells lacking Mecp2 harm healthy neurons in Rett mouse study

New research supports how the lack of Mecp2 protein impairs the function of healthy nerve cells in a mouse study of Rett syndrome. Specifically, the function of nerve cells was affected when the cells were grown alongside nerve-cell supporting astrocytes lacking the Mecp2 protein, mimicking the genetic defect that…

Rett gene therapy NGN-401 trial expanding, accelerating

Neurogene is expanding its ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial testing gene therapy candidate NGN-401 in girls with Rett syndrome and making some changes to the trial’s structure to accelerate enrollment and dosing. Changes include adding more patients and removing dose staggering (one-at-a-time dosing) in the trial’s first low-dose…

Taysha gets green light for dose escalation in TSHA-102 trial

Taysha Gene Therapies has received the needed approval to move forward with dose escalation in its Phase 1/2 trial testing TSHA-102, its gene therapy candidate for Rett syndrome, in adolescents and adults, the company announced. That green light from the study’s independent data monitoring committee (IDMC) — a group…

Neurologists appear to be more comfortable managing Rett: Survey

Among experienced physicians, neurologists are reportedly more comfortable than pediatricians in treating people with Rett syndrome, according to a survey conducted in the U.S. Neurologists also consider more tools than pediatricians do when diagnosing patients with Rett, data show. These findings highlight the need for “better education and support…