Fragile X Syndrome News and Research

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Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited mental retardation. A problem with a specific gene causes the disease. Normally, the gene makes a protein you need for brain development. But the mutation causes a person to make little or none of the protein, which results in the symptoms of Fragile X.
Diabetes medication could potentially help treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome

Diabetes medication could potentially help treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome

Study sheds light on neural mechanisms of Fragile X syndrome

Study sheds light on neural mechanisms of Fragile X syndrome

Study: Treatment window for Fragile X syndrome likely remains open into maturity after childhood

Study: Treatment window for Fragile X syndrome likely remains open into maturity after childhood

Researchers take important step forward in disabling cancer cells' defences

Researchers take important step forward in disabling cancer cells' defences

Major pledge could lead to new treatments for autism

Major pledge could lead to new treatments for autism

Parenting practices linked to development of children with Fragile X syndrome

Parenting practices linked to development of children with Fragile X syndrome

Belgian scientists discover key role of Taok3 protein in triggering splenic B cell differentiation

Belgian scientists discover key role of Taok3 protein in triggering splenic B cell differentiation

TSRI study offers first look at early stages of brain development in patients with Fragile X syndrome

TSRI study offers first look at early stages of brain development in patients with Fragile X syndrome

Psychologist designs interactive game for testing memory

Psychologist designs interactive game for testing memory

Researchers propose new explanation for symptoms of fragile X syndrome

Researchers propose new explanation for symptoms of fragile X syndrome

SSRI treatment improves cognitive and social functioning in young children with fragile X

SSRI treatment improves cognitive and social functioning in young children with fragile X

NIH researchers design new set of assays for initial screening of patients with Fragile X syndrome

NIH researchers design new set of assays for initial screening of patients with Fragile X syndrome

Researchers identify astroglia-mediated mechanism for causing FXS symptoms in mice

Researchers identify astroglia-mediated mechanism for causing FXS symptoms in mice

Recommendations for integrating genomic results into clinical practice

Recommendations for integrating genomic results into clinical practice

Why does appetite loss occur during illness? An interview with Prof. Conti and Prof. Francesconi

Why does appetite loss occur during illness? An interview with Prof. Conti and Prof. Francesconi

Neurotherapeutic video game may help improve cognitive abilities in children with genetic disorders

Neurotherapeutic video game may help improve cognitive abilities in children with genetic disorders

Diabetic mothers three times more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies

Diabetic mothers three times more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies

Researchers receive $2.4 million grant to study effects of parenting on behavior of adolescents with FXS

Researchers receive $2.4 million grant to study effects of parenting on behavior of adolescents with FXS

Maternal immune dysfunction linked to risk of autism with intellectual disability in children

Maternal immune dysfunction linked to risk of autism with intellectual disability in children

Scientists develop new technology that helps visualize translation of mRNA into proteins

Scientists develop new technology that helps visualize translation of mRNA into proteins