Tag Archives: Fragile X

Common Protein Known to Cause Autism Now Linked to Specific Behaviors

[Source:  UCLA Newsroom] The genetic malady known as Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited autism and intellectual disability. Brain scientists know the gene defect that causes the syndrome and understand the damage it does in misshaping … Continue reading

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Family Let Down After Fragile X Trial Halted

[Source: Disability Scoop] After seeing dramatic improvements while participating in a drug trial, one family is unsure what the future holds for their boy with fragile X syndrome now that the trial has been canceled. Logan Kisamore, 9, went from … Continue reading

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New Therapy for Fragile X Chromosome Syndrome Discovered

[Source: Science Daily] Researchers at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Achucarro neurosciences centre have discovered a new therapy for the fragile X chromosome syndrome. This new therapy proposes the modulation of the cerebral endocannabinoid system in … Continue reading

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Fragile X Makes Brain Cells Talk Too Much

[Source:  Science Daily.com] The most common inherited form of mental retardation and autism, fragile X syndrome, turns some brain cells into chatterboxes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. The extra talk may make it harder … Continue reading

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Genetic Defect Causing Fragile X-Related Disorders More Common Than Thought

[Source: Science Daily] A single genetic defect on the X chromosome that can result in a wide array of conditions — from learning and emotional difficulties to primary ovarian insufficiency in women and tremors in middle-aged men — occurs at … Continue reading

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