Finding effective treatments and ultimately

A CURE FOR FRAGILE X SYNDROME

FRAXA's Impact to Date

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27,764,500

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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32

TEAMS ACTIVELY RESEARCHING FRAGILE X

Current Research Grants
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4

GENE THERAPY AND PROTEIN REPLACEMENT STUDIES

Current Studies
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PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL PARTNERS

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11

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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20 Landmarks Will Light Up for Fragile X Awareness Day

Newburyport, MA (July 15, 2019) -- Today, FRAXA Research Foundation announces that 20 buildings, bridges and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated teal on Monday, July 22, to celebrate International Fragile X Awareness Day. The goal of the initiative is to raise awareness of Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of autism and learning disabilities worldwide.
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Reactivating the FMR1 Gene to Reverse Fragile X Syndrome

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Patrick’s PALS 23rd Annual Basketball Tournament Raises $140,000 for Fragile X Research

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