Finding effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of autism.

Mahmoud A. Pouladi, PhD & Kagistia Utami, PhD of National University of Singapore and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

FRAXA Research Applications Are In!

The main batch of 2018 grant applications arrived on February 1 and are now under review. FRAXA funds biomedical research aimed at finding specific treatments and ultimately a cure for fragile X syndrome.

Our top priority this year is clinical trials. We fund fragile X clinical trials of available drugs and investigational new drugs. We also support studies of biomarkers and other outcome measures that will enable, improve and streamline clinical trials.

Applications for clinical trials are accepted anytime throughout the year.

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What is Fragile X?

Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities. It affects 1 in 4000 boys and 1 in 6000 girls of all races worldwide.
Fragile X occurs when a single gene shuts down. Our children lack one protein vital for normal brain function.

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Finding a Cure

FRAXA Research Foundation is committed to finding effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for fragile X syndrome. Three Nobel Laureates and other top-notch scientists make up our Scientific Advisory Board. FRAXA has funded over $26,000,000 in research worldwide; hundreds of teams are in their labs right now, testing, seeking, discovering.

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You Can Help!

FRAXA is run by parents; we are motivated by our children and others like them. Our management/general expenses are under 4 percent. When you donate to FRAXA, your dollars count!

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