When we first launched the registry in November 2020, we weren’t yet able to accept non-U.S. registrants. There’s a lot of regulations and standards to work through on a project like this, but now we are truly living up to our name!
Dr. Craig Erickson, director of the Cincinnati Fragile X Research and Treatment Center at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine tells us why it’s safe.
Cortical Gyrification and Its Relationships With Molecular Measures and Cognition in Children With the FMR1 Premutation
Jun Yi Wang and the study team out of the UC Davis MIND Institute are interested in learning more about the premutation carrier condition in relations to brain development and its impact on cognition. These mental processes impact the higher-level functions of the brain including language, learning new things, and making decisions.
Telehealth-Enabled Behavioral Treatment for Problem Behaviors in Boys With Fragile X Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Dr. Hall and his team at Stanford University are learning about potential behavioral treatments for problem behaviors. Previous research suggests that problem behaviors, like aggression, self-injury, and property destruction, may occur at higher rates in individuals with FXS.
A Genotype-Phenotype Study of High-Resolution FMR1 Nucleic Acid and Protein Analyses in Fragile X Patients with Neurobehavioral Assessments
We know that FMRP is expressed throughout our body, including our blood, tissues, and brain. Levels of FMRP in the blood of patients with FXS have been positively correlated with cognitive performance, specifically intelligence quotient and adaptive behavior.
I like to talk about #pandemicPositive – there is plenty that has been hard(er) this year, but we have also seen lots of good. So, I polled my fellow staff members for some examples of the impact we all made this year through your support.
Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis discusses the value of the FORWARD database for understanding problems that face adults living with Fragile X syndrome. We also talk about how families of adults can contribute to FORWARD and our understanding of adults with FXS by doing a research-only remote visits with a FORWARD clinic to increase the data pool for adults with FXS in FORWARD.
Allos Pharma Inc, a late-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for neurodevelopmental disorders, has announced the exclusive license rights on arbaclofen in fragile X syndrome (FXS).
The International Fragile X Premutation Registry will help us learn about the Fragile X premutation and will build community and develop a group of individuals interested in participating in research. Learn more in this video from Dr. David Hessel of the University of California, Davis MIND Institute.
RESEARCH RESULTS ROUNDUP — The authors sought to clarify how often other health-related conditions, such as migraines and sleep problems, occur among women with a premutation.
Cerebellar-Cortical Function and Connectivity during Sensorimotor Behavior in Aging FMR1 Gene Premutation Carriers
RESEARCH RESULTS ROUNDUP — Investigation into how aging as a premutation carrier of the FMR1 gene may affect sensorimotor (exactly as it sounds, both sensory and motor) brain systems.
Inhibition Deficits Are Modulated by Age and CGG Repeat Length in Carriers of the FMR1 Premutation Allele Who Are Mothers of Children with Fragile X Syndrome
RESEARCH RESULTS ROUNDUP — Older mothers of children with Fragile X syndrome who have mid-range CGG repeats (~80–100) may be at increased risk for difficulties with inhibition.
As the option to do telehealth visits opened up over the past six months, we have gathered information to help you make the most of your online visit for your child with Fragile X syndrome, whether they are a young child or an adult.
Being the caretaker of someone with special needs, such as Fragile X syndrome, can be daunting. Isabel looks back at her journey, sharing advice and encouragement for new caregivers or those who have been doing it for years.