Finding effective treatments and ultimately

A CURE FOR FRAGILE X SYNDROME

FRAXA's Impact to Date

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28,036,000

Direct Investment in Fragile X Research

Current FRAXA Funded Fragile X Research

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5

ONGOING FRAGILE X CLINICAL TRIALS AND STUDIES

Current Clinical Trials
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TEAMS ACTIVELY RESEARCHING FRAGILE X

Current Research Grants
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GENE THERAPY AND PROTEIN REPLACEMENT STUDIES

Current Studies
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28

PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL PARTNERS

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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 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.

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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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Thankful is an Understatement

To say we are thankful would be an understatement. Before 2019 came to a close, FRAXA Research Foundation set an ambitious goal of $750,000 to raise by the start of the New Year. We knew that it would require all hands on deck, and we knew that those of you who believe in our mission would rise to the occasion. The turnout we received was beyond what we could have hoped for.
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31 Nights of Light with FRAXA Research Foundation

Each year the Boston Prudential Center hosts a 31 Nights of Light event throughout the month of December. Each night, a different charity is selected and invited to the Center to raise awareness for their cause. This year, FRAXA Research Foundation was selected as one of the charities!
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Boston Bruins Fans and Volunteers raise $18,500 for Fragile X Research

For the 5th year in row, the Bruins Foundation chose FRAXA as a beneficiary of their 50/50 raffle to benefit a lucky charity. This year’s game was held on November 23, 2019 against the Minnesota Wild. Not only were the Bruins able to take home a win, but FRAXA received half of a whopping $37,000 raised that night!
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