News: cerebral palsy

Study confirms genetic link in cerebral palsy

Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan with Mathew Reinersten, from Adelaide, who is an ambassador for the group’s cerebral palsy research

An international research team including the University of Adelaide has found further evidence that rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, findings which could lead to earlier diagnosis and new treatments for this devastating movement disorder.

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Gene disruption signals cerebral palsy and autism link

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a genetic signal common to both cerebral palsy and autism.

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Global group to investigate genetic causes of cerebral palsy

A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University of Adelaide researchers.

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The International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium

Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group

The Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group, based at the RRI under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan and Professor Jozef Gecz, recently established the International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium (ICPGC), which held its first meeting this week in Adelaide.

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