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.
PsychoGenics, Afraxis partner to offer Enhanced Spine Platform technology

PsychoGenics, Afraxis partner to offer Enhanced Spine Platform technology

Five rare mutations in single gene increase chances of boys developing ASD

Five rare mutations in single gene increase chances of boys developing ASD

Researchers use mouse model of autism to treat CTD

Researchers use mouse model of autism to treat CTD

Study investigates EEGs as potential diagnostic tool for autism

Study investigates EEGs as potential diagnostic tool for autism

First U.S. population prevalence study of mutations in the gene that causes fragile X

First U.S. population prevalence study of mutations in the gene that causes fragile X

Folic acid taken during first month of pregnancy reduces risk of autism in children

Folic acid taken during first month of pregnancy reduces risk of autism in children

PERK protein necessary to maintain behavioral flexibility

PERK protein necessary to maintain behavioral flexibility

Researchers generate neuronal cells from patients with Fragile X syndrome

Researchers generate neuronal cells from patients with Fragile X syndrome

Autism researcher awarded $1 million grant to apply virtual-reality technology

Autism researcher awarded $1 million grant to apply virtual-reality technology

Fragile-X gene linked with disrupting de novo mutations in children with autism

Fragile-X gene linked with disrupting de novo mutations in children with autism

Study shows how PCBs could add to autism risk

Study shows how PCBs could add to autism risk

New compound reverses major symptoms associated with FXS

New compound reverses major symptoms associated with FXS

First study to examine links between neurodevelopmental disorders and maternal metabolic conditions

First study to examine links between neurodevelopmental disorders and maternal metabolic conditions

Symposium discusses links between genetic, epigenetic and environmental influences on autism

Symposium discusses links between genetic, epigenetic and environmental influences on autism

Exposure to common flame retardant may affect fertility and long-term memory

Exposure to common flame retardant may affect fertility and long-term memory

Earlier detection of Fragile X syndrome made possible

Earlier detection of Fragile X syndrome made possible

UCSD scientist honored for Down syndrome research

UCSD scientist honored for Down syndrome research

Study highlights need for greater recognition of sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of teen boys

Study highlights need for greater recognition of sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of teen boys

Researchers to begin drug development projects for rare and neglected diseases

Researchers to begin drug development projects for rare and neglected diseases

Scientists find new tools to help understand neurodevelopmental disorders

Scientists find new tools to help understand neurodevelopmental disorders