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.
RNA toxicity contributes to neurodegenerative disease

RNA toxicity contributes to neurodegenerative disease

Genetic tags reveal secrets of memories' staying power in mice

Genetic tags reveal secrets of memories' staying power in mice

L-acetyl carnitine effective ADHD treatment for children with fragile X syndrome

L-acetyl carnitine effective ADHD treatment for children with fragile X syndrome

New approach to genetic diagnosis in autism

New approach to genetic diagnosis in autism

Discovery of a core mechanism underlying Fragile X syndrome

Discovery of a core mechanism underlying Fragile X syndrome

Boost for Fragile X research

Boost for Fragile X research

Tweaking a gene may fix Fragile X syndrome

Tweaking a gene may fix Fragile X syndrome

Genetic animal model of autism

Genetic animal model of autism

Human embryonic stem cells derived from preimplantation genetically diagnosed embryos

Human embryonic stem cells derived from preimplantation genetically diagnosed embryos

Researchers restore memory process in fragile X syndrome

Researchers restore memory process in fragile X syndrome

New understanding of gene mutation responsible for fragile X syndrome

New understanding of gene mutation responsible for fragile X syndrome

New discovery for Fragile X Syndrome

New discovery for Fragile X Syndrome

Researchers develop mouse model of autism spectrum disorders

Researchers develop mouse model of autism spectrum disorders

Proteins involved in fragile X syndrome identified

Proteins involved in fragile X syndrome identified

New insight into fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome

New insight into fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome

Xenomics issued European patent for Transrenal Nucleic Acid Technology for Prenatal Diagnostics

Xenomics issued European patent for Transrenal Nucleic Acid Technology for Prenatal Diagnostics

Autism reversed in mice

Autism reversed in mice

MIT researchers reverse behavioral symptoms in mice

MIT researchers reverse behavioral symptoms in mice

Autistic boys have high levels of growth hormones

Autistic boys have high levels of growth hormones

New target for the Fragile X mental retardation protein

New target for the Fragile X mental retardation protein