Memory Lane: new research to improve memory in Fragile X mice

Memory Lane: new research to improve memory in Fragile X mice

The University of Texas at Austin researchers Daniel Johnston, PhD, and Jennifer J. Siegel, PhD, explore harnessing nature to improve memory in fragile X mice We all forget things at times. How many times have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten the name of a person you just met? Now think how you would feel if your memory was stunted from birth? Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin know that people with fragile X syndrome have working memory deficits because of a dysfunction with the front part of their brain. What they recently discovered is how a network of neurons is able to, on occasion, compensate for the loss of FMRP (fragile X mental retardation protein) to regain memory function. A Different Approach “We are taking a slightly different approach to treating and potentially curing fragile X,” said Johnston, professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences,

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