Psychology & Psychiatry

Study implicates glial cells in fragile X syndrome

Research on fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation, has focused mostly on how the genetic defect alters the functioning of neurons in the brain. A new study focusing on a different type ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinical trials aim to help boys with fragile X syndrome

In some ways, Samuel is like many other little boys. He likes swimming, riding in his grandfather's boat, and playing games on the family's Wii. His face lights up when he sees an image of Lightning McQueen from the ...

Genetics

A nucleotide change could initiate fragile X syndrome

Researchers reveal how the alteration of a single nucleotide—the basic building block of DNA—could initiate fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability. The study appears in The Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New registry to accelerate research on fragile X syndrome

(PhysOrg.com) -- As researchers delve further into the genetic basis for disease, they face a conundrum: finding enough affected people who can fill out a true picture of mutations that can vary from one person to another. ...

Medical research

New drug-like molecule to treat fragile X Syndrome

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in collaboration with Seaside Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass., have achieved a milestone in the development of a potential new treatment for fragile X syndrome, the most ...

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