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Drug Shows Promise For Fragile X

19th May, 2021

[Source:  Disability Scoop]

New research suggests that medication could bring about significant improvements in cognitive function and language in adults with fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.

A drug known as BPN14770 led to benefits in oral reading recognition, picture vocabulary and overall cognition in adults with fragile X, according to findings published recently in the journal Nature Medicine. In addition, parents and caregivers reported marked improvements in language and daily functioning when adults with fragile X took the medication.

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