Studies in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 show that a protein called capicua stabilizes toxic ataxin-1 oligomers offering a possible explanation for regional patterns of neurodegeneration.
Pathogenesis in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 is enhanced by the heat-shock protein family member, Hsc70-4, uncovering new mechanisms of toxicity for this disease and suggesting pleiotropic roles for chaperones.
Analysis of crawling Drosophila larva and agent based simulations suggest that an intrinsic rhythm rather than distinct actions underlie taxis behaviour, providing a core mechanism on which both sensory and memory pathways can converge.
LocoMouse analysis of severely ataxic reeler mutant mice reveals fundamental features of locomotor ataxia and provides a roadmap for linking high-dimensional behavioral phenotyping to alterations in underlying neural circuits.
Analysis of 3D paw kinematics and whole-body coordination in freely walking mice isolates specific features of gait ataxia and supports the hypothesis that the cerebellum provides an internal forward model for motor control.