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.
Fragile X and Down syndrome appear to share common genetic cause

Fragile X and Down syndrome appear to share common genetic cause

Protein called Elk-1appears to play role in neurodegeneration and schizophrenia

Protein called Elk-1appears to play role in neurodegeneration and schizophrenia

No brain no gain

No brain no gain

New microRNA mechanism for regulating brain function

New microRNA mechanism for regulating brain function

Genetic cause of autism

Genetic cause of autism

Researchers pinpoint specific cause of defects in motor learning in Fragile X patients

Researchers pinpoint specific cause of defects in motor learning in Fragile X patients

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome difficult to diagnose

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome difficult to diagnose

Possible cure for Huntington's disease

Possible cure for Huntington's disease

Fragile-X-syndrome research

Fragile-X-syndrome research

Method shows how precisely gene expression signals are copied in DNA replication

Method shows how precisely gene expression signals are copied in DNA replication

Possible treatment for Fragile X syndrome

Possible treatment for Fragile X syndrome

Entirely new approach to the treatment of aging

Entirely new approach to the treatment of aging