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Cerebellar plasticity

Jan-Willem Potters studied the role of the cerebellum in different aspects of behavior, ranging from simple reflex-like movements to complex systems such as emotion and cognition, and wrote about it in this blog post

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Cells roles in motor performance

Maria Fernanda Vinueza Veloz and her colleagues also investigated specific neurons and their different roles in motor performance. In their study Purkinje cells, interneurons, and granule cells where the focus. Read more in this blog post.

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Cerebellar plaques and ataxia

Diego Sepulveda-Falla and his colleagues worked together with 25 families from Colombia with a high prevalence of familial Alzheimer’s (FAD) that was caused by a mutation in the presenile1 (PS1) gene. Read more.



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How to study ataxia

Ataxia is a common problem in Parkinson’s disease (PD), and many early onset Alzheimer’s disease patients (AD) also deal with it. Now there is a non-invasive test for mouse models.

Autistic mice have motor learning difficulties specific to the cerebellum

Autism is often associated with social behavior deficits and repetitive behaviors. However, motor abnormalities are also a part of the behavioral spectrum. Recent studies have implicated the cerebellum.

Parkinson's disease research - Relevant measures in pre-clinical studies

Parkinson’s disease: the neurodegenerative disorder that affects mobility in a life-changing way. Learn more about relevant measures in pre-clinical studies.