Genetics

Team finds gene critical for development of brain motor center

(Medical Xpress)—In a report published today in Nature Communications, an Ottawa-led team of researchers describe the role of a specific gene, called Snf2h, in the development of the cerebellum. Snf2h is required for the ...

Genetics

Gypsy study unravels a novel ataxia gene

A WA study of an isolated population of Eastern European Gypsies known as "Bowlmakers" has unlocked clues about a serious developmental disease - congenital cerebellar ataxia.

Genetics

New cerebellar ataxia gene identified in dogs

Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center, Finland, have identified the genetic cause of early-onset progressive cerebellar degeneration the Finnish Hound dog breed. The study, led ...

Neuroscience

Responses to treatment, outcomes of autoimmune cerebellar ataxia

While autoimmune cerebellar ataxia (a loss of muscle coordination) can lead to severe disability with some patients becoming wheelchair-bound, there are factors that may help to predict better immunotherapy response and neurological ...

Genetics

Team identifies two genes that combine to cause rare syndrome

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Duke University have identified genetic mutations that appear to underlie a rare but devastating syndrome combining reproductive failure with cerebellar ataxia – ...

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