KENNEDY KRIEGER INSTITUTE’S RETT CLINIC RECOGNIZED AS A NATIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

BALTIMORE, June 1, 2021 – Kennedy Krieger Institute is one of 15 institutions across the U.S. that recently received a Center of Excellence designation or redesignation from the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF). This special honor recognizes Kennedy Krieger’s dedication to providing best-in-class clinical care for patients with Rett syndrome, a rare neurological and developmental…

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Modulating rapamycin target protein promotes autophagy, lowering toxic Huntingtin protein

Researchers world-wide are focused on clearing the toxic mutant Huntingtin protein that leads to neuronal cell death and systemic dysfunction in Huntington’s disease (HD), a devastating, incurable, progressive neurodegenerative genetic disorder. Scientists in the Buck Institute’s Ellerby lab have found that the targeting the protein called FK506-binding protein 51 or FKBP51 promotes the clearing of…

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Innovative surgical simulator is a significant advance in training trauma teams

Key takeaways The surgical simulator can realistically simulate multiple trauma scenarios at once, compared with traditional simulators that can only simulate one or a limited number of conditions. Trauma team members who tested the simulator preferred it for its realism, physiologic responses, and feedback. The benefits of this innovative simulator may be able to extend…

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Time-dependent viral interference between influenza virus and coronavirus in the infection of differ

A new study carried out in pig cells suggests previous infection with swine influenza virus (SIV) can protect against the development of porcine respiratory coronavirus (PRCoV) if there is a zero- or three-day interval between infections. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal Virulence, may also be relevant to influenza and coronavirus infection in humans.…

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