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.
Memory-protective drug for Alzheimer’s on the horizon

Memory-protective drug for Alzheimer’s on the horizon

Researchers explore stem cells for answers to how fragile X syndrome develops

Researchers explore stem cells for answers to how fragile X syndrome develops

Gene mutation in the brain of autism patients alters behaviors in mice

Gene mutation in the brain of autism patients alters behaviors in mice

Scientists make breakthrough in understanding the genetics of common syndromic autism

Scientists make breakthrough in understanding the genetics of common syndromic autism

The sense of touch is defined and fully functional before birth

The sense of touch is defined and fully functional before birth

Gene repair improves seizure and memory in adult mouse models of autism

Gene repair improves seizure and memory in adult mouse models of autism

Computer-based memory games may be beneficial for individuals with fragile X syndrome

Computer-based memory games may be beneficial for individuals with fragile X syndrome

Cardiff University launches Medicines Discovery Institute to develop new generation of drugs

Cardiff University launches Medicines Discovery Institute to develop new generation of drugs

Breakthrough chromosome imaging could aid in development of new treatments

Breakthrough chromosome imaging could aid in development of new treatments

Study reveals how one mutation causes the most common inherited intellectual disability

Study reveals how one mutation causes the most common inherited intellectual disability

Experimental drug can positively modify key characteristic behavior in FXS patients

Experimental drug can positively modify key characteristic behavior in FXS patients

New method to speed up genetic diagnosis of Huntington’s disease

New method to speed up genetic diagnosis of Huntington’s disease

Quadrant Biosciences announces collaboration on research into treatment of ASD

Quadrant Biosciences announces collaboration on research into treatment of ASD

Researchers track where tetracycline antibiotics go in human cells

Researchers track where tetracycline antibiotics go in human cells

Neuroscientists unravel how two different types of brain plasticity work on synapses

Neuroscientists unravel how two different types of brain plasticity work on synapses

Penn researchers find common thread linking almost all TNR expansion diseases

Penn researchers find common thread linking almost all TNR expansion diseases

Researchers identify key protein involved in irregular brain cell activity

Researchers identify key protein involved in irregular brain cell activity

New drug strategy can alleviate multiple behavioral, cellular deficiencies in FXS mouse model

New drug strategy can alleviate multiple behavioral, cellular deficiencies in FXS mouse model

CRISPR technique reduces repetitive behavior in fragile X syndrome mouse models

CRISPR technique reduces repetitive behavior in fragile X syndrome mouse models

Researchers use gene editing to reduce autism symptoms in mice

Researchers use gene editing to reduce autism symptoms in mice