FRAXA's Impact to Date

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33.5
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Direct Investment in Fragile X Research

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41

TEAMS ACTIVELY RESEARCHING FRAGILE X

Current Research Grants
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31

PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL PARTNERS

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628

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.

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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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Pharmacological Modulation of Nicotinic Signaling

Nicotine -- familiar to any smoker -- tickles nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain. These receptors are key to important brain functions including learning and memory. This team will explore whether drugs that dampen these receptors can improve cognitive function in Fragile X.
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A Note of Thanks and Hope on This Giving Tuesday

Why is Fragile X research so important? Every advance in Fragile X brings us all closer to discovering treatments for autism and other brain disorders. We are truly grateful to everyone who has helped FRAXA fund groundbreaking research. Thanks to you, we have hope.
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Clinical Trial Results Reported for Phase 3 CONNECT-FX Study of Zygel™

Results have just been published from Zynerba Pharmaceuticals’s phase 3 clinical trial of Zygel™ in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. In this trial, 212 children and adolescents aged 3 to 17 years were given Zygel or placebo for 12 weeks.
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Zynerba Is Now Recruiting for Phase 3 Clinical Trial (RECONNECT) Of Zygel

Zynerba has announced it is now recruiting subjects for a large-scale Phase 3 clinical trial (RECONNECT) of Zygel at sites across the United States, Australia, the UK and Ireland. They are recruiting children and adolescents with Fragile X syndrome for this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational study...
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Sigma-1 Receptor as a Therapeutic Target for Fragile X Syndrome

Dr. Pouladi's team is exploring a treatment of Fragile X via the sigma-1 receptor. Drugs that boost activity at sigma receptors tend to calm down overactive neurons. They are also powerful anti-inflammatory drugs.
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$19,600 Raised For Fragile X Research at Callum Cup VI

The Callum Cup is back & as popular as ever! This annual intra-club charity match is the marquee event of the Millburn FC soccer calendar. After 7 years, the Callum Cup matches have raised $94,600 for Fragile X research.
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