At a Glance
- Study Type: Study
- Condition: FXTAS
- Age: 67 and older
- Sex: Male
- Participant: Has mild or no symptoms of FXTAS
- Location: At home
- Travel Considerations: No travel necessary
FXTAS: Why do some people develop tremor and balance issues and others do not?
Researchers at Emory University working the “Modifiers of Fragile X-Associated Disorders (FX-MOD)” study are trying to answer this question, and you can help!
Q: Who can participate?
- Currently enrolling men over the age of 67, who carry the premutation and do not have balance problems or tremor or who did not have these symptoms until after age 67.
Q: What does the study involve?
- Study activities include a medical history review and collection of a blood or saliva sample for whole genome sequencing.
- Participants receive a $25 gift card for a completed blood or saliva sample.
- Travel is not necessary.
This is a study by the National Fragile X Center at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
About the National Fragile X Center at Emory
The National Fragile X Center at Emory is focused on improving the lives of people with Fragile X-associated disorders through research, clinical care, and education. Emory has been involved in this goal since the alteration (called mutation) of the FMR1 gene was first identified by Dr. Stephen Warren in the early 1990s as the leading cause of Fragile X syndrome. To support its work, the National Institutes of Health is providing additional support, which makes Emory one of the three national Fragile X centers in the U.S. These centers are committed to working together to make rapid progress toward prevention and treatment of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), and Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI).
“We can’t have real targeted treatments for Fragile X syndrome that will improve lives more than current supportive treatments without doing science that’s totally new and going where no clinician, researcher, or the FDA has gone before.”
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This survey will help support families in the Early Check study in NC whose newborns have been diagnosed with Fragile X and inform the design of an early intervention program for these babies.
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.
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