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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

Three-Dimensional Model for Identifying Fragile X Treatments

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Pharmacological Tolerance in the Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome

With a $90,000 grant from FRAXA Research Foundation, Dr. Patrick McCamphill and Dr. Mark Bear at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will further investigate drug tolerance and ways to overcome it. 
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Lincoln Bryant’s FRAXA Campaign

A few months ago we opted to do genetic testing on Lincoln to see if there was an underlying reason for his developmental delays. He was diagnosed with fragile X syndrome. Like so many people when they first get this diagnosis, we were sad and scared for him and his future. I had a lot of confusion and once I got on the internet I was able to find FRAXA Research Foundation and answers to a lot of my questions.
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Current Fragile X Research

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Teams actively researching fragile X

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Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Partners

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ongoing fragile x clinical trials and studies

Current Clinical Trials & Studies
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Countries are home to research teams

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gene therapy and protein replacement studies

Current Studies
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