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2009-08-26 15:50:19

U.S. scientists say they used a fruit fly's eyes to see proteins necessary for memory in a study that provides new data on fragile X mental retardation. Understanding translational control mechanisms in the brain teaches us how the brain learns and adapts, and will inform the design of treatments for specific types of neurologic disease, said Dr. Anne-Marie Cziko of the University of Arizona, co-author of the study. The researchers said they discovered the fragile X mental retardation protein...

2009-08-24 16:00:14

With more than 1,500 eyes, not much escapes the fruit fly's sight. Now, a new research report in the journal GENETICS (http://www.genetics.org), describes how researchers from the United States and Ireland used those eyes to "see" new proteins necessary for memory. In addition to shedding light on this critical neurological process, the study also provides information on a form of mental retardation in humans."Understanding translational control mechanisms in the brain teaches us how the...


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