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.
UMMS scientists awarded $9.5 million grant to study Fragile X syndrome

UMMS scientists awarded $9.5 million grant to study Fragile X syndrome

Study underlines critical role of Fragile X mental retardation protein in brain development

Study underlines critical role of Fragile X mental retardation protein in brain development

Researchers to develop new tests to evaluate cognitive growth in people with intellectual disability

Researchers to develop new tests to evaluate cognitive growth in people with intellectual disability

Researchers receive NIH grant to study mechanisms of auditory hypersensitivity in fragile X syndrome

Researchers receive NIH grant to study mechanisms of auditory hypersensitivity in fragile X syndrome

Specific perceptual learning deficit associated with Fragile X Syndrome

Specific perceptual learning deficit associated with Fragile X Syndrome

Study examines relationship between maternal iron intake and offspring autism risk

Study examines relationship between maternal iron intake and offspring autism risk

Treatment at earliest age reduces symptoms of autism spectrum disorder

Treatment at earliest age reduces symptoms of autism spectrum disorder

Researchers reveal how alteration of single nucleotide could initiate fragile X syndrome

Researchers reveal how alteration of single nucleotide could initiate fragile X syndrome

Study shows bryostatin plays key role in slowing or reversing Alzheimer's disease

Study shows bryostatin plays key role in slowing or reversing Alzheimer's disease

Study: Socialization emerges as relative strength in boys with fragile X

Study: Socialization emerges as relative strength in boys with fragile X

Deleting enzyme favorably impacts behaviors associated with autistic behaviors

Deleting enzyme favorably impacts behaviors associated with autistic behaviors

Research leads to better understanding of neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental diseases

Research leads to better understanding of neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental diseases

Agricultural pesticides raise risk of autism in unborn children

Agricultural pesticides raise risk of autism in unborn children

UT Southwestern launches regional brain tissue collection program

UT Southwestern launches regional brain tissue collection program

Children with autism experience deficits in immune cell that protects against infection

Children with autism experience deficits in immune cell that protects against infection

U.Va. researchers named recipients of 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards

U.Va. researchers named recipients of 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards

Experimental anticancer compound appears to reverse behaviors associated with schizophrenia

Experimental anticancer compound appears to reverse behaviors associated with schizophrenia

UC Davis MIND Institute named Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

UC Davis MIND Institute named Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Atypical development can be spotted at 12 months of age among siblings of children with autism

Atypical development can be spotted at 12 months of age among siblings of children with autism

Protein that controls Drosophila nervous system may play role in reversing brain injuries in human

Protein that controls Drosophila nervous system may play role in reversing brain injuries in human