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2014-04-18 11:32:58

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of "R-loops," which they believe may be associated with the disorder's neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. The finding suggests that the R-loops may be potential targets for drug development, said Paul Hagerman,...

2014-04-17 23:01:14

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of “R-loops,” which they believe may be associated with the disorder’s neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the...

2013-04-18 22:00:23

Study finds abnormal protein translation leads to Fragile X ataxia, a disorder seen in grandfathers of children with Fragile X syndrome A bizarre twist on the usual way proteins are made may explain mysterious symptoms in the grandparents of some children with mental disabilities. The discovery, made by a team of scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School, may lead to better treatments for older adults with a recently discovered genetic condition. The condition, called...

2011-09-07 20:05:06

Data suggest that Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome may be linked to dysregulated neuronal RNA transport SUNY Downstate scientist Ilham Muslimov, MD, PhD, along with senior author Henri Tiedge, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology and of neurology, published a study suggesting that cellular dysregulation associated with certain neurodegenerative disorders may result from molecular competition in neuronal RNA transport pathways. The paper appeared in the Journal of...

2010-07-22 10:07:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerated research findings leading to potentially significant new treatments for fragile X syndrome (FXS) will be presented to nearly 1,000 family members and professionals at the 12th International Fragile X Conference in Dearborn July 21-25. Nearly 200 speakers -- many from the world's leading research universities -- will describe the latest treatments for symptoms related to the mutation of the Fragile X gene and powerful new medications...

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. There has to date been no medication that could alter the disorder's neurologic abnormalities. The study will evaluate safety, tolerability, and optimal dosage in healthy volunteers. The work is the outcome of basic research...

2005-07-25 14:45:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. "“ Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome can be difficult to diagnose and should have guidelines for diagnostic testing, according to a study in the July 26 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. A second study found chemotherapy aggravated symptoms in one woman's case. Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of mental retardation. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) was recently defined as a...


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