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Brain stimulation improves memory in autism mouse models

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A study from the laboratory of Dr. Jianrong Tang and others at the Duncan NRI shows chronic electrical stimulation of the fornix, a bundle of nerve fibers deep in the brain, rescues learning and memory deficits in mice with mutations of the autism-linked gene CDKL5. The original research was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Spectrum, a leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research featured this study.

In the article, Dr. Tang said, “Our hope is to help CDKL5 deficiency patients with at least some aspects of their problems — for example, intellectual disability.” Read the entire Spectrum article here

Monday, October 18, 2021