The 2nd MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Family Conference will be held in Houston, Texas, March 27-29, 2013. To download a conference brochure, use this link: 2013 Houston MECP2 Conference Brochure [Click on this link to download Conference Brochure]. The conference will be held at the Hilton Plaza Medical Center Hotel: Continue reading
Families of children with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome and their families have banded together to raise public and professional awareness of the condition, support families, and to raise money for critical research.
Here are a few examples of recent news coverage on their activities.
Flemington tricky tray raises $11,190 for MECP2 Duplication Syndrome
Londonderry Township boy inspires ‘ultramarathon’ athlete, who raises money for van
Blake McMillan Trust receive £350 from youngsters Continue reading
The cover story in this weeks Science Translational Medicine reports on a new study that provides knowledge that is a critical first step in understanding the immune deficiency among individuals with MECP2 Duplication. Researchers found that both children and adults with the syndrome and lab mice with MECP2 Duplications lacked the ability to produce gamma interferon from specific T cells.
23 November 2012 The Australian Broadcasting Corporation MECP2 aired a great segment on MECP 2 Duplication Syndrome featuring the Holland Family and the Wright family. It is available on-line at this link. The segment has sparked a lot of interest in the condition. Concurrently with this broadcast the new Van Wright Foundation website on MECP2 Duplication Syndrome was also launched.
11 May 2013 – 9.30 to 4.00
Greater Manchester Police Sports and Social Club, The Hough End Centre. Mauldeth Road West. Chorlton. Manchester. M21 7SX
Cost of the event is £25 per adult and all children are free. This includes a hot buffet lunch and tea/coffee. Snacks/drinks will be provided for all children.
Booking forms and a programme will be available early in the New year.
Professor Jill Clayton-Smith (Geneticist) will give a presentation on MECP2 Duplication Syndrome and offer support to individual families.
Tobii Eye-Gaze will offer every affected child a communication eye-gaze trial. This will be ongoing throughout the day.
Clifford Challenger from Epilepsy Action (service manager in the north east) will give a presentation and offer advise to families.
Nordoff Robbins will involve all children/young adults and family members in a Music Therapy Session.
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A partial MECP2 duplication in a mildly affected adult male: a putative role for the 3′ untranslated region in the MECP2 duplication phenotype
Neil A Hanchard, Claudia MB Carvalho, Patricia Bader, Aaron Thome, Lisa Omo-Griffith, Daniela del Gaudio, Davut Pehlivan, Ping Fang, Christian P Schaaf, Melissa B Ramocki, James R Lupski and Sau Wai Cheung
A new report published in BMC Medical Genetics describes a family including a father and daughter with a small Xq28 duplication including part of the MECP2 gene. This report includes several interesting findings. Continue reading
If you are hoping to attend the 2013 MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Family Conference in Houston, please fill out this short 4-question survey to assist the conference committee in planning. CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY
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Researchers at the Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Immunology of the Charite in Berlin are currently undertaking a study of respiratory infections in individuals with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. These researchers hope to determine the role of MECP2 and other duplicated genes in increased vulnerability. Their research is aimed at trying to determine if an extreme inflammatory response contributes to these infections and what causes these extreme inflammatory response in many individuals with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. Continue reading
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These have now been confirmed for the next MECP2 Family Conference to be held in Houston, Texas.
March 27-29, 2013
More details to follow.…
Op de Nederlandstalige website www.mecp2.nl vindt u informatie zoals symptomen, specialisten en nieuws over het MECP2 Duplicatie Syndroom. Deze relatief zeldzame aandoening komt in tegenstelling tot het Rett Syndroom voornamelijk voor bij jongens en wordt gekenmerkt door een ernstige tot zeer ernstige ontwikkelingsachterstand, hypotonie (lage spierspanning) en frequente (luchtweg-) infecties. Ook voor een complete lijst met relevante wetenschappelijke artikelen bezoekt u www.mecp2.nl Continue reading