Role of FMRP in the Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity

Role of FMRP in the Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity

With more than $1,000,000 from FRAXA Research Foundation over 13 years, Drs. William Greenough and Ivan-Jeanne Weiler at the University of Illinois uncovered the role of FMRP at synapses, leading to much of the subsequent research on Fragile X syndrome.

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Alterations in Neocortical Neuron Excitability Associated with Fragile X

Alterations in Neocortical Neuron Excitability Associated with Fragile X

With a $107,000 grant from FRAXA Research Foundation from 2005-2006, Dr. Charles Cox at the University of Illinois looked for alterations in the intrinsic excitability of individual neurons within the visual neocortex in Fragile X syndrome.

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FMR Expression in Zebra Finch

FMR Expression in Zebra Finch

With a $18,500 grant from FRAXA Research Foundation in 2006, Dr. Stephanie Ceman fromthe University of Illinois studied Fragile X in zebra finches to better understand the impairments of verbal expression in individuals with Fragile X syndrome. Results published.

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