Neuroscience study identifies new trigger mechanism for fragile X syndrome in mice
July 5, 2016
A study published today in the led by Yongjie Yang of Tufts University School of Medicine identifies an astroglial trigger mechanism as contributing to symptoms of fragile X syndrome in mice.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that arises from mutations in a gene on the X...
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New function of the chromosomal terminus, vital for human health, discovered
March 28, 2016
A research group discovered a new function of the chromosomal terminus, which may lead to the clarification of the mechanism for developing abnormal telomere structure such as multiple malformation and mental retardation.
DNA forms chromosome by combining with various proteins and oth...
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Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics
May 27, 2015
A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study published May 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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