Problems in Neuronal Activation, Complexity Seen in Rett Model

Problems in Neuronal Activation, Complexity Seen in Rett Model

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Problems in Neuronal Activation, Complexity Seen in Rett Model

Neurons activated at the same time — a state called neuronal synchrony — and with lesser complexity in the relationships between nerve cells of the brain and the body may contribute to the aimless and repetitive movements of Rett syndrome, a recent animal study suggests. The study, “Collapse of complexity of brain and body activity due to excessive inhibition and MeCP2 disruption,” was published in the journal PNAS. Stereotypic, or repetitive, hand movements are common in people…

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