Over 145 Fragile X families, friends, and supporters joined together for the 2nd Annual X Strides Heartland in Iowa. Funds were raised, families were connected, and awareness of Fragile X was raised.
While two Fragile X-associated disorders affecting premutation carriers are well documented and accepted by the medical community, other effects of the premutation are a source of debate among the medical community because there has ...
RTI Int’l and UNC at Chapel Hill are conducting a research study to learn more about early development of young children with Fragile X in North Carolina, and the experiences of their parents when obtaining the diagnosis and early intervention services.
Diane and her son Joshua volunteered for a clinical trial a little over a year ago. In this heartwarming video, his mom shares how their family made the decision to participate, and what the experience has been like so far.
I tell people Aaron is not just my son, he's my universe! He is 40 years old. He was one of the first to be diagnosed. He has had many therapies that have ultimately helped him. He is funny and bright in so many ways.
Early Check is a unique voluntary research study that screens newborns for Fragile X syndrome and the premutation and Spinal Muscular Atrophy free of charge. It gathers important information and hopes to show the benefits of early testing and treatment and improve newborn screening (NBS) across the United States.
We have preliminary evidence that metformin, a common type 2 diabetes medication, is beneficial for language, cognition, and behavior in both children and adults with Fragile X Syndrome.
A survey to measure levels of behavior. When someone with FXS is experiencing anxiety, describe what you see and hear, and how the experience impacts your/their quality of life.
Brian loves to be outside. He loves sports. He is on two baseball teams and a basketball team. He loves to bowl. He loves spending time with his friends. He is always helping and looking out for his friends and family. He struggles with managing his behaviors. Sometimes it is all people notice, which is sad because he is so much more.
Hilary Rosselot, the NFXF Director of Research Facilitation, gives advice and guidance to participating in research studies and clinical trials.
Meet Avi. He has Fragile X syndrome, and his mom tells us what she loves about him, what she wants others to know, her advice for newly diagnosed families, and more. It is a peek into just one Fragile X family - but worth your time.