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Health Headlines: Breakthrough drug may stop progression of Rett Syndrome

Hope for children with Rett syndrome
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Imagine your toddler learning to walk and talk and then all of a sudden, your child stops and starts regressing inside of themselves. That’s what happens to children born with a rare genetic neurological disorder called Rett syndrome. It steals a child’s ability to talk and use any sort of voluntary motor movement, such as easily using their hands and arms – even walking can be difficult. There is no cure. But for the first time, these children have hope to stop the progression, even reverse this disorder.