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2010-08-11 13:45:44

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a potential new strategy for treating fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability.

2010-07-28 12:18:00

MADISON, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- An accurate, faster testing option to identify female carriers and other patients with genetic abnormalities that cause Fragile X Syndrome is now available to physicians in all fifty states with the recent approval in New York.

2010-05-07 13:53:10

Fragile X syndrome iPS cells and embryonic stem cells behave differently.

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2010-05-04 08:14:51

These results, from the first longitudinal brain imaging studies of children with fragile X syndrome, were published online in this week's early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2010-04-09 07:45:16

Geneticists have known for two decades that fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability, is due to the functional loss of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) in the brain.

2010-02-11 16:42:07

Scientists find sensory cortex develops late in fragile X syndrome defect.

2010-02-11 11:31:05

New research provides insight into why fragile X syndrome, the most common known cause of autism and mental retardation, is associated with an extreme hypersensitivity to sounds, touch, smells, and visual stimuli that causes sensory overload and results in social withdrawal, hyperarousal, and anxiety.

2009-12-08 09:00:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fragile X Foundation has awarded a translational research seed grant of $100,000 to Dr. Randi J. Hagerman at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute in California for a study of minocycline in the treatment of children with fragile X syndrome (FXS).

2009-11-02 15:05:00

NIH-supported scientists at Seaside Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass, are beginning a clinical trial of a potential medication designed to correct a central neurochemical defect underlying Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability.

2009-10-23 13:56:38

Fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a recently recognized condition, which is actually one of the most prevalent heritable neurodegenerative diseases.


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'.