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FMRP Role In Fragile X Syndrome Cognitive Deficits Detailed

The absence of a protein called fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) can unbalance critical molecular processes within adult brain cells and lead to the neural and cognitive changes seen in fragile X syndrome, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison report. Using animal models and chemical compounds, the researchers also showed that rebalancing the molecular […]

Fragile X Syndrome Infants Have Less Developed White Matter

Babies with the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome had less-developed white matter compared to infants that did not develop the condition, an imaging study from UNC School of Medicine researchers indicates. The work shows that there are brain differences related to the neurodevelopmental disorder established well before a diagnosis is typically made at age three […]

Fragile X Syndrome Gene Linked To Dysregulated Tissue Growth

A previously undetected link between the gene that causes fragile X syndrome and increased tissue growth has been found by researchers at Indiana University. The finding could uncover a key biological mechanism behind the serious physical and mental impairments caused by the disorder. Fragile X syndrome is in inheritable genetic condition that is estimated to […]