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.
Genetic mutation found to improve cognitive flexibility in mice

Genetic mutation found to improve cognitive flexibility in mice

New test to measure expressive language skills of people with Fragile X syndrome

New test to measure expressive language skills of people with Fragile X syndrome

ELS can be useful in measuring outcomes for treatment studies in intellectual disabilities

ELS can be useful in measuring outcomes for treatment studies in intellectual disabilities

Study reveals the neural basis of sensory hypersensitivity in people with autism

Study reveals the neural basis of sensory hypersensitivity in people with autism

Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

Link between autism and poor cognition

Link between autism and poor cognition

Non-invasive electrostimulation of the vagus nerve improves memory in mice

Non-invasive electrostimulation of the vagus nerve improves memory in mice

UC Davis MIND Institute provides care for those born with fragile X syndrome disorder

UC Davis MIND Institute provides care for those born with fragile X syndrome disorder

Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe

Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe

Study examines link between sleep and language in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Study examines link between sleep and language in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

UM Medicine launches new centers in Maryland to treat adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities

UM Medicine launches new centers in Maryland to treat adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Early sound exposure can help treat hypersensitivity to noise associated with FXS

Early sound exposure can help treat hypersensitivity to noise associated with FXS

Researchers analyze neurodegeneration linked to FXTAS by measuring motor behavior

Researchers analyze neurodegeneration linked to FXTAS by measuring motor behavior

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