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Latest Medical conditions related to autism Stories

2013-08-21 12:27:49

The gene and protein responsible for causing Fragile X Syndrome emerges as a leading candidate in the search for the cause of autism and maybe even schizophrenia WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The little known FMR1 gene was first mapped in 1991. It was originally thought to cause only fragile X syndrome (FXS) when the gene mutates, but scientists have since discovered that the same mutation that causes the developmental and intellectual disabilities associated...

2013-04-09 08:32:05

During Autism Awareness Month, Research Breakthroughs Continue to Offer Hope WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Updates on the Issue:There continues to be exciting news of research advancements on the Fragile X gene and its links to autism. New research studies are discovering more pathways linking Fragile X and autism. In addition, bi-partisan support is growing in Congress to continue building on the success of the federally funded Fragile X research. Parents...

2013-03-01 12:25:02

Families, Scientists Rally in DC to Raise Awareness of Fragile X Gene Research & Keep Funding on Track WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As scientists uncover the precise links between autism and the fragile x gene, potential treatments to reverse many of the core symptoms of both autism and fragile X syndrome (FXS) are moving closer to reality. Nationwide clinical drug trials are already underway and are showing significant success in reversing symptoms of severe social...