Paper published in Journal of Neurochemistry

January 12th, 2017

Dr Emily Osterweil, a Chancellors Fellow at the Patrick Wild Centre and Dr Susana Louros have recently had a paper published in the Journal of Neurochemistry titled; Perturbed proteostasis in autism spectrum disorders. Dynamic changes in synaptic strength rely on de novo protein synthesis and protein degradation by the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). Disruption of either of these cellular processes will result in significant impairments in synaptic plasticity and memory formation. Mutations in several genes encoding regulators of mRNA translation and members of …

Family in Residence: Videos from our Family

January 12th, 2017

For our Family in Residence Project we have put together a series of  2 to 3 minute videos in which the Mcdonalds talk about family life, Stuart and Matthews education, the support from the community and their experiences with Fragile X Syndrome. These videos will be shared across our community with teachers, schools and supporters to aid with teaching, understanding and raising awareness of Fragile X Syndrome. Diagnosis: Gillian and Craig Mcdonald talk about diagnosis of Stuart and Matthew with Fragile X Syndrome …

Family In Residence: Life at Peebles High

January 12th, 2017

We would like to share with you this short video shot by and starring Stuart and Matthew McDonald. The McDonald family came over to the Patrick Wild Centre as part of our Family In Residence Project, to record a series of videos that will aid with our future teaching. While we had the video cameras out, the boys took turns filming and interviewing each other. With graduation from high school looming, the conversation naturally turned to their school experience. We think the result shows …