In this section you can read various research news articles that have important topics relating to rare genetic disorders.

This section is for any parents or professionals who wish to read up to date information about syndromes and to broaden their knowledge.

The articles are ordered with the newest piece of research first and the articles can also be filtered by syndrome by using the filter.

We hope you find the research articles interesting!


Communication - Kleefstra syndrome

In August 2015, members of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Kleefstra Syndrome...


Kleefstra syndrome

  In April 2015, the Cerebra Centra for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (University of Birmingham) and...

Cornelia De Lange

The Benefits of Communication Passports

Research has shown that many behaviours that challenge are associated with communication difficulties.  Interventions...


Autism spectrum symptoms in Smith-Magenis syndrome and Williams syndrome: comparisons and contrasts

Autism Spectrum Disorder is characterised by a triad of impairments which involve persistent deficits...


Neurodevelopmental outcome in Angelman Syndrome: Genotype-phenotype correlations

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder that is characterised by intellectual disability, developmental...

Fragile X

Fragile X syndrome and Autism Spectrum disorders

Fragile X syndrome is caused by genetic mutation which results in the absence or...


Eating Behavior, Prenatal and Postnatal Growth in Angelman Syndrome

Clinical characteristics of Angelman syndrome include severe intellectual disability, developmental delay and lack of...


Concrete and relational vocabulary: Comparison between Williams and Smith-Magenis Syndromes

A new study has compared the concrete and relational vocabulary performance of individuals with...

Fragile X

Attentional Control in fragile X syndrome

Attention problems in fragile X syndrome (FXS) are often stated as one of the...


Cerebra sleep seminar 13th November - presentations now available

Cerebra hosted a sleep seminar in Birmingham focusing on sleep in children with developmental...