Researchers are testing the effectiveness of Metformin to help improve daily living for individuals with Fragile X syndrome.
The trial further assesses Metformin’s safety, as well as the benefits of the drug, which has been shown to improve the symptoms and difficulties individuals with FXS experience, including: delayed language/cognition, excessive eating, obesity, hypogonadism, and delayed puberty.
Who can participate?
Individuals aged 6–25 who have been diagnosed with FXS (and who fit the inclusion/exclusion criteria).
What will happen in the study?
Commit to a four-month study which includes three clinic visits, and five phone calls while taking Metformin orally. Complete various tasks, questionnaires, and examinations by a physician/research team, as well as have blood drawn, as well as urine and stool samples taken.
Will you/your child be paid to complete this survey?
Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Study doctors and locations
Please fill out the form below to send your contact information to the study coordinators.
Dr. Francois Bolduc, Principal Investigator
University of Alberta/Stollery Children’s Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Sébastien Jacquemont, Principal Investigator
CHU Ste. Justine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Study Coordinators: Maryse Thibeault or Sophie Morin
Our Most Recent Opportunities
The Development in Neurogenetic Disorders Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is conducting a research study to learn about what skills support early language development.
Parents or caregivers of individuals with Fragile X syndrome who has received services via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to participate.
Individuals with FXS who are 18 years or older and able to talk fluently about own experiences, and their caregivers and providers may be eligible to participate. Eligible providers include teachers, psychologists, social workers, and physicians.
NFXF has partnered with an advisory committee of international fragile X professionals to create an international fragile X premutation research registry. Find out how to participate.
Participants of this study will explore what information is considered most important to recently diagnosed fragile X premutation carriers. Open to premutation carriers 18 and over who were diagnosed sometime since January 2018.
Kaylynn Shuleski, a master’s in genetic counseling candidate, is conducting a research study to explore the concerns and challenges caregivers may face when planning long-term supports and living arrangements for their adult children with Fragile X syndrome (FXS). This information will be valuable for current and future families when considering long-term supports, as well as for healthcare professionals, counselors, and policy makers. About the Study Who can participate? Parents and caregivers of adults with full mutation ...