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.
Weill Cornell Medicine researcher wins $2.1 million grant to study repetitive DNA and RNA sequences

Weill Cornell Medicine researcher wins $2.1 million grant to study repetitive DNA and RNA sequences

Enlarged perivascular spaces in infancy associated with sleep problems and autism risk

Enlarged perivascular spaces in infancy associated with sleep problems and autism risk

Fragile X syndrome may be unfolding in brain cells even before birth

Fragile X syndrome may be unfolding in brain cells even before birth

How SARS-CoV-2 hijacks Fragile X proteins to fuel infection: New clues in COVID-19 and genetic disorders

How SARS-CoV-2 hijacks Fragile X proteins to fuel infection: New clues in COVID-19 and genetic disorders

UC Davis MIND Institute receives 24th consecutive year of NIH funding for FXTAS research

UC Davis MIND Institute receives 24th consecutive year of NIH funding for FXTAS research

New therapy to mitigate fragile X syndrome may be on the horizon

New therapy to mitigate fragile X syndrome may be on the horizon

MGH researchers identify a potential method for treating fragile X syndrome

MGH researchers identify a potential method for treating fragile X syndrome

Biological underpinnings of a reproductive disorder caused by mutation of autism gene

Biological underpinnings of a reproductive disorder caused by mutation of autism gene

Study reveals new clues to the underlying cause of FXS symptoms

Study reveals new clues to the underlying cause of FXS symptoms

SynGAP Research Fund awards $180,000 grant to the University of Edinburgh Medical School's Patrick Wild Centre & Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

SynGAP Research Fund awards $180,000 grant to the University of Edinburgh Medical School's Patrick Wild Centre & Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

NIHTB-CB tests found to be sensitive in detecting cognitive change in people with intellectual disability

NIHTB-CB tests found to be sensitive in detecting cognitive change in people with intellectual disability

Study reveals mechanism by which malignant cells shut down anti-cancer immune responses

Study reveals mechanism by which malignant cells shut down anti-cancer immune responses

Early therapeutic interventions may be effective in treating Fragile X Syndrome

Early therapeutic interventions may be effective in treating Fragile X Syndrome

Complex molecular dance could inform the development of future treatments for fragile X syndrome

Complex molecular dance could inform the development of future treatments for fragile X syndrome

Amygdala in children diagnosed with autism begins its accelerated growth during infancy

Amygdala in children diagnosed with autism begins its accelerated growth during infancy

New DNA test can quickly and accurately identify a range of hard-to-diagnose genetic diseases

New DNA test can quickly and accurately identify a range of hard-to-diagnose genetic diseases

Rutgers study links genetic disorders to walking patterns

Rutgers study links genetic disorders to walking patterns

Tracking ADHD symptoms, behavior in people with intellectual disability using a smartphone app

Tracking ADHD symptoms, behavior in people with intellectual disability using a smartphone app

Research points to new opportunities to prevent treatment resistance in fragile X syndrome

Research points to new opportunities to prevent treatment resistance in fragile X syndrome

“Expansion Hunter” method can detect DNA errors that lead to repeat expansion diseases

“Expansion Hunter” method can detect DNA errors that lead to repeat expansion diseases