FRAXA's Impact to Date

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Direct Investment in Fragile X Research

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ONGOING FRAGILE X CLINICAL TRIALS AND STUDIES

Current Clinical Trials
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39

TEAMS ACTIVELY RESEARCHING FRAGILE X

Current Research Grants
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3

GENE THERAPY AND PROTEIN REPLACEMENT STUDIES

Current Studies
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31

PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL PARTNERS

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619

RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED

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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 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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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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Why Pharma Companies Take on Fragile X, Explained

Research aimed at finding Fragile X syndrome treatments is exploding. Why are so many pharmaceutical and biotech companies investing in this orphan indication? FRAXA chief scientific officer Dr. Michael Tranfaglia explains the many reasons Fragile X is such a hot topic.
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Charity Golf Tournament on Memorial Day Weekend Helps Fund Fragile X Research

Brothers Pete and Dave Hall hosted their 33rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Memorial Day weekend. For the fifteenth consecutive year the money raised from this long-standing event has gone to FRAXA. This year’s total of over $28,000 pushes the 15 year total to over $262,000!
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Healx Is Recruiting Study Participants for Its IMPACT-FXS Study

Healx is recruiting adolescent and adult (13-40 years old) males with Fragile X syndrome (FXS) for its IMPACT-FXS study in the US. This Phase 2, placebo controlled study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of two potential medications, HLX-0201 (sulindac, at 2 different doses) and HLX-0206 (gaboxadol). The aim is to confirm whether these drug candidates are safe and work as intended to reduce symptoms of FXS.
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Transcriptional Signatures Sensitive to Cognition-Improving Pharmacological Treatments in Fragile X Syndrome

The Fragile X field needs biomarkers to accurately measure the effects of potential treatments in both Fragile X mice and in humans. Dr. Ozaita and his team have found molecular features in the brain that can serve as an objective signature for the syndrome. They will use this tool to test cannabidiol and two other drugs in mice.
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Characterization and Modulation of microRNAs in Fragile X Syndrome

Could microRNAs be a new path to treatment of Fragile X syndrome? MicroRNAs are disrupted in Fragile X, and so this team will work to understand what is going wrong and explore ways to correct it with drugs which directly target microRNAs.
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