FRAXA's Impact to Date

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32,706,347

Direct Investment in Fragile X Research

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3

ONGOING FRAGILE X CLINICAL TRIALS AND STUDIES

Current Clinical Trials
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40

TEAMS ACTIVELY RESEARCHING FRAGILE X

Current Research Grants
0
3

GENE THERAPY AND PROTEIN REPLACEMENT STUDIES

Current Studies
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31

PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL PARTNERS

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620

RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED

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19

COUNTRIES ARE HOME TO RESEARCH TEAMS

What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities. It affects 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 8,000 girls worldwide.

Fragile X syndrome occurs when a single gene on the X chromosome shuts down. This gene makes a protein needed for normal brain development. In FXS it does not work properly, the protein is not made, and the brain does not develop as it should.

Learn more about Fragile X syndrome

How Does FRAXA Help?

FRAXA’s mission is to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X syndrome. We directly fund research grants and fellowships at top universities around the world. We partner with biomedical and pharmaceutical companies, large and small, to bridge the gap between research discoveries and actual treatments.

Treatments for Fragile X are likely to help people affected by autism, Alzheimer’s, and other brain disorders.

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Latest Fragile X News & Updates

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Reactivating the FMR1 Gene to Reverse Fragile X Syndrome

FRAXA has awarded $140,000 to Dr. Jeannie Lee and Dr. Hungoo Lee at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. This team is targeting the root cause of Fragile X syndrome: a silenced single gene, called FMR1.
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Targeting Serotonin 1A Receptors in Fmr1 Knockout Mice

Dr. Canal has discovered a promising treatment approach for Fragile X syndrome: new compounds which specifically and potently boost serotonin in the brain. The target is the brain's serotonin 1A receptor.
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FRAXA Volunteer Participates in Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program for the Department of Defense

FRAXA nominated advocate, Jennifer Frobish, recently evaluated research applications submitted to the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
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Families Come from Multiple States for Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser

The world seems less scary. We were invited to the pizza party where we met Katie and so many other families. We were welcomed like family! It was such a good feeling to not be alone and have people understand your daily struggles and want change, like you, for Fragile X families.
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World Fragile X Day Is Lighting the Way for Fragile X Research

The world shone brightly on July 22 for World Fragile X Day. An impressive 383 locations around the globe lit up to promote awareness and highlight the progress of Fragile X research.
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Tetra Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2B/3 Clinical Studies in Fragile X Syndrome

Tetra Therapeutics is launching large scale clinical trials of their phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor for males ages 12-45 with Fragile X syndrome. FRAXA Research Foundation's basic and translational research pointed the way to phosphodiesterase inhibitors to treat Fragile X many years ago.
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