Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Reduced Net-like Structures Around Nerve Cells May Cause Learning Deficits in FXS Patients, Mouse Study Suggests

Reduced levels of perineuronal nets — net-like structures around nerve cells and involved in memory consolidation — in the brain’s fear-learning circuit may be associated with learning deficits and impaired fear responses in fragile X syndrome (FXS), according to a mouse study. The findings suggest that therapeutic approaches designed…