Enhancing Early Detection of Autism

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Richard Witte Brandon Bell


By Richard Witte, Biology

Advisor: Brandon Bell

Presentation ID: AM_D17

Abstract: Analysis of participants with Fragile X syndrome shows the presence of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein. Lack of this protein creates alterations in synaptic plasticity. Preliminary analysis shows that this protein's effects can be minimized by increased dosage of AFQ056, which is a glutamate receptor blocker. These techniques are leading to advanced neurophysiological detection of Fragile X Syndrome, while also opening a treatment plan that can help minimize the effects of Fragile X.

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