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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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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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.

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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A Personal Touch to Supporting Fragile X Research

As we get closer to the holiday season and the end of the year approaches, we start to reflect on what we have accomplished throughout the year. Did we keep our New Year's Resolution? Did we spend more time with family and friends? We at FRAXA want to remind you that there is no better time than the present to make a difference. Before the year ends, you can have an impact.
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Targeting Adiponectin to Treat Fragile X Syndrome

FRAXA Research Foundation has awarded a $30,000 research grant to principal investigator Brian Christie, PhD, and postdoctoral fellows Jonathan Thacker, PhD, and Luis Bettio, PhD, at the University of Victoria. They are investigating whether boosting the hormone adiponectin can effectively treat Fragile X syndrome. This project is funded in partnership with the Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada, which is providing an additional $15,000.
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Recruiting: Metformin Clinical Trial for Ages 16-50 with Fragile X Syndrome

FRAXA Research Foundation is funding a clinical trial of metformin for teens and adults with Fragile X syndrome. The trial is being conducted by Dr. Sean McBride at Rowan University in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. Men and women ages 16-50 with Fragile X syndrome are invited to participate.
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Genes & Gems

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

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