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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.
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

Research: Motor proteins transport mRNA to get where it is needed, prevent diseases

Research: Motor proteins transport mRNA to get where it is needed, prevent diseases

AMP 2013 to focus on genomics, proteomics, informatics, reimbursement and optimization of patient care

AMP 2013 to focus on genomics, proteomics, informatics, reimbursement and optimization of patient care

Researchers describe why current medications only moderately reduce Fragile X symptoms

Researchers describe why current medications only moderately reduce Fragile X symptoms

Genetic mutation found to restore translational balance in mice

Genetic mutation found to restore translational balance in mice

SAGE Therapeutics obtains $20M Series B financing from two investors

SAGE Therapeutics obtains $20M Series B financing from two investors

Neuroscientist receives CAREER grant to research on auditory processing and sound localization

Neuroscientist receives CAREER grant to research on auditory processing and sound localization

Scientists study genetic factors involved in complex diseases

Scientists study genetic factors involved in complex diseases

Researchers identify the way FMRP contributes to progression of breast cancer

Researchers identify the way FMRP contributes to progression of breast cancer

Children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome may often be misdiagnosed to have autism

Children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome may often be misdiagnosed to have autism

Researchers identify specific genetic mutations that contribute to disorders of brain development

Researchers identify specific genetic mutations that contribute to disorders of brain development

Disruption to TOP3B gene increases susceptibility to schizophrenia and a learning disorder

Disruption to TOP3B gene increases susceptibility to schizophrenia and a learning disorder

New NIH projects to target Fragile X syndrome, nicotine addiction and AMD

New NIH projects to target Fragile X syndrome, nicotine addiction and AMD

Statins: A class of cholesterol-lowering drugs may help treat Rett Syndrome

Statins: A class of cholesterol-lowering drugs may help treat Rett Syndrome

Genome sequencing promises to identify rare mutations that give rise to autism

Genome sequencing promises to identify rare mutations that give rise to autism

Prader-Willi syndrome results in dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes

Prader-Willi syndrome results in dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes

Scientists discover how Arc protein helps translate learning into memory

Scientists discover how Arc protein helps translate learning into memory

Researchers provide insights into potential therapeutic approaches to Down syndrome

Researchers provide insights into potential therapeutic approaches to Down syndrome

UCLA researchers identify abnormal brain networks in Fragile X syndrome

UCLA researchers identify abnormal brain networks in Fragile X syndrome

Researchers establish link between abnormal structure of synapses and behavioral abnormalities of brain circuits in FXS

Researchers establish link between abnormal structure of synapses and behavioral abnormalities of brain circuits in FXS