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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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Testing motor coordination in a mouse model with muscular dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy is a broad group of diseases recognized by the loss of muscle mass and strenght. Researchers tried to discover if gene therapy strategies can help with reducing symptoms.

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.

5 Reasons to attend FENS 2020, the first virtual forum on neuroscience

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, daily life as we know it came to a halt a few months ago. Because of restrictions on travel and meetings, the upcoming FENS Forum 2020 is going virtual for the first time.