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2013-04-18 21:51:41

Researchers have recently discovered that an expansion of DNA in patients with the common neurodegenerative disorder Fragile X-associated Tremor syndrome causes the production of an abnormal protein that is toxic to neurons.

Antibiotic Treatment For Children With Fragile X
2013-04-10 09:36:11

An older, broad-spectrum antibiotic has shown “modest” yet meaningful improvements in general behavior, mood and anxiety for children suffering from fragile X syndrome.

Fragile X Syndrome Linked To Nearly 100 Autism Genes
2012-12-13 15:28:13

While researchers have long been aware of a relationship between fragile X syndrome and autism, they have now begun to trace out the exact genetic pathways that link the two disorders together.

2012-09-19 16:43:55

Neuroscientists at New York University have devised a method that has reduced several afflictions associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS) in laboratory mice.

Mutations In Autism Gene Increases Risk In Boys
2012-07-12 17:40:48

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified five rare mutations in a single gene that appear to increase the chances that a boy will develop an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

2012-06-15 10:13:25

The first U.S. population prevalence study of mutations in the gene that causes fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, suggests the mutation in the gene – and its associated health risks – may be more common than previously believed.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.