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FRAXA Research Foundation

Finding effective treatments and ultimately

A CURE FOR FRAGILE X SYNDROME

FRAXA's Impact to Date

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GENE THERAPY AND PROTEIN REPLACEMENT STUDIES

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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 6,000 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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Deep Molecular Profiling of Fragile X Mouse and Human Cells

FRAXA Research Foundation has awarded $90,000 to Dr. Joel Richter, Principal Investigator, and Dr. Sneha Shah, Postdoctoral Fellow, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. They are using human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to analyze gene expression in Fragile X syndrome.
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22 Landmarks Lit up Teal for Fragile X Awareness Day

Last year, Niagara Falls was the one and only landmark lit up teal for Fragile X Awareness Day. This year, it was 1 of more than 20! On July 22, to mark Fragile X Awareness Day, buildings, bridges, monuments, and neighborhoods across the land were illuminated in FRAXA’s signature teal. Lighting Up Teal for Fragile X was the result of work of a team of passionate FRAXA volunteers.
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Targeting Mitochondria in Human Fragile X Syndrome Neurons

FRAXA Research Foundation has awarded a $90,000 research grant to principal investigator Dr. Xinyu Zhao and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Minjie Shen at the University of Wisconsin. They are investigating whether drugs which boost mitochondria — which provide the energy for cells — could treat Fragile X syndrome. Dr. Zhao explains in this video. With this award, FRAXA has funded almost $1 Million in Fragile X research at the University of Wisconsin!
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Renaissance Columbus Hotel, 409 Altair Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082, USA

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