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.
Preclinical data of new acamprosate prodrug to be presented at International Fragile X Conference

Preclinical data of new acamprosate prodrug to be presented at International Fragile X Conference

Research on new treatments for FXS to be presented at International Fragile X Conference

Research on new treatments for FXS to be presented at International Fragile X Conference

Penn researchers reverse cognitive decline in fruit flies with Alzheimer's gene mutation

Penn researchers reverse cognitive decline in fruit flies with Alzheimer's gene mutation

Research supports population screening for fragile X syndrome in women of reproductive age

Research supports population screening for fragile X syndrome in women of reproductive age

Research findings hold promise for debilitating emotional symptoms of FXS

Research findings hold promise for debilitating emotional symptoms of FXS

UT Southwestern researchers uncover core function of gene involved in Fragile X syndrome

UT Southwestern researchers uncover core function of gene involved in Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome iPS cells and embryonic stem cells behave differently: Study

Fragile X syndrome iPS cells and embryonic stem cells behave differently: Study

Brain changes indicative of Fragile X syndrome take place early

Brain changes indicative of Fragile X syndrome take place early

World's largest autism science and advocacy organization awards 16 new research grants

World's largest autism science and advocacy organization awards 16 new research grants

Novel test may help identify newborns with fragile X syndrome

Novel test may help identify newborns with fragile X syndrome

Committee recommends inclusion of genetic diseases in newborn screening program

Committee recommends inclusion of genetic diseases in newborn screening program

HMS study suggests new targets for treating Angelman syndrome

HMS study suggests new targets for treating Angelman syndrome

Study results of new PCR technology that reports mutations associated with FXS announced

Study results of new PCR technology that reports mutations associated with FXS announced

New research finds sensory cortex develops late in fragile X syndrome defect

New research finds sensory cortex develops late in fragile X syndrome defect

Critical phases of brain development may be mistimed in autistic patients, says study

Critical phases of brain development may be mistimed in autistic patients, says study

Seaside Therapeutics granted U.S patent covering methods of treating autism

Seaside Therapeutics granted U.S patent covering methods of treating autism

NYU professor conducts genetic screening at academic campuses in Boston

NYU professor conducts genetic screening at academic campuses in Boston

NFXF applauds the Congress and President for including Fragile X Syndrome for research funding

NFXF applauds the Congress and President for including Fragile X Syndrome for research funding

Test tube experiments show slight changes in protein chemistry can eliminate Huntington's disease in mice

Test tube experiments show slight changes in protein chemistry can eliminate Huntington's disease in mice

The National Fragile X Foundation awards $100,000 grant for study of minocycline in FXS children

The National Fragile X Foundation awards $100,000 grant for study of minocycline in FXS children