Mark Bear shows mGluR5 blockers correct problems in autism model

Alterations of the human 16p11.2 chromosomal region lead to a variety of cognitive disorders, including autism. Image: Pasieka/Science Source

FRAXA Scientific Advisor and researcher Mark Bear, author of the mGluR Theory of Fragile X, has now shown that mGluR5 blockers can correct memory problems in a new mouse model of autism.

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