Cerebellum Dysfunction May Contribute to Rett Motor Problems

Cerebellum Dysfunction May Contribute to Rett Motor Problems

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Cerebellum Dysfunction May Contribute to Rett Motor Problems

Impairments in the cerebellum — a brain region responsible for controlling balance and movement coordination — contribute, in part, to motor impairments associated with Rett syndrome, a mouse study has found. These findings highlight the importance of understanding which brain areas contribute to the onset of specific symptoms associated with different neurological disorders, including Rett syndrome, according to investigators. The study, “Deleting Mecp2 from the cerebellum rather than its neuronal subtypes causes a delay in…

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