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.
Researchers identify astroglia-mediated mechanism for causing FXS symptoms in mice

Researchers identify astroglia-mediated mechanism for causing FXS symptoms in mice

Recommendations for integrating genomic results into clinical practice

Recommendations for integrating genomic results into clinical practice

Why does appetite loss occur during illness? An interview with Prof. Conti and Prof. Francesconi

Why does appetite loss occur during illness? An interview with Prof. Conti and Prof. Francesconi

Neurotherapeutic video game may help improve cognitive abilities in children with genetic disorders

Neurotherapeutic video game may help improve cognitive abilities in children with genetic disorders

Diabetic mothers three times more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies

Diabetic mothers three times more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies

Researchers receive $2.4 million grant to study effects of parenting on behavior of adolescents with FXS

Researchers receive $2.4 million grant to study effects of parenting on behavior of adolescents with FXS

Maternal immune dysfunction linked to risk of autism with intellectual disability in children

Maternal immune dysfunction linked to risk of autism with intellectual disability in children

Scientists develop new technology that helps visualize translation of mRNA into proteins

Scientists develop new technology that helps visualize translation of mRNA into proteins

Novel spoken-language intervention could benefit children, adolescents with developmental disabilities

Novel spoken-language intervention could benefit children, adolescents with developmental disabilities

Experimental cancer drug Nutlin-3 shows promise in cancelling effects of fragile X syndrome

Experimental cancer drug Nutlin-3 shows promise in cancelling effects of fragile X syndrome

New fruit fly model study reveals metabolic pathway that can be targeted to treat FXS patients

New fruit fly model study reveals metabolic pathway that can be targeted to treat FXS patients

Tumor suppressor p53 gene twice as likely to be defective in autistic children

Tumor suppressor p53 gene twice as likely to be defective in autistic children

Tetra begins human Phase 1 safety trials of BPN14770

Tetra begins human Phase 1 safety trials of BPN14770

Only few doctors refer children with developmental delays to genetics specialists, say researchers

Only few doctors refer children with developmental delays to genetics specialists, say researchers

Genetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start Genetics

Genetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start Genetics

AMO Pharma raises $25 million in private equity financing

AMO Pharma raises $25 million in private equity financing

UCI scientists find potential biomarker for diagnosing certain forms of autism

UCI scientists find potential biomarker for diagnosing certain forms of autism

Loss of critical receptor in the brain may be responsible for autism, schizophrenia

Loss of critical receptor in the brain may be responsible for autism, schizophrenia

Scientists discover protein that plays significant role in development of fragile X syndrome

Scientists discover protein that plays significant role in development of fragile X syndrome

New Internet tool may help analyze genes based on their evolutionary profile

New Internet tool may help analyze genes based on their evolutionary profile