Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute are examining changes in the brain and cognition associated with aging, in males with the Fragile X premutation compared to those without.
Who can participate?
Males over 45 years old who are either:
- Carriers of the Fragile X premutation, or
- Healthy men not carrying the Fragile X premutation
What does the study involve?
- Two 2-day visits to the MIND Institute over 5 years.
- Medical history exam.
- Neuropsychological exam and behavioral testing.
- MRI and blood draw.
- In the year between visits, we will mail you additional measures.
What else can be expected?
- Upon request, families will receive feedback about cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
- You will be compensated for your time and travel.
- You will receive a picture of your brain.
About the MIND Institute
The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committee to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and care of neurodevelopmental disorders. All studies take place at:
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, California, 95817
Visit mindinstitute.ucdavis.edu or more information.
If you’d like to learn more or apply for this opportunity, please fill out the form to send your contact information to the study coordinator or you may contact Jessica Famula directly at (916) 703-0470.
Our Most Recent Opportunities
RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting an early intervention study to learn about the best ways to support early development in infants identified with the full mutation of Fragile X. Babies 0–9 months old with the full mutation, and their caregivers, may be eligible to participate.
Doctors at Rush University are researching cognition, balance, and walking patterns in people who carry a premutation in the Fragile X (FMR1) gene.
The University of South Carolina is conducting a research study focusing on the range of language, social, and cognitive features that may be associated with variations on the FMR1 gene. Women age 35-75 who are carriers of the Fragile X premutation may be eligible to participate.
An Alliant International University clinical psychology doctoral candidate is conducting a research study to learn about the cognitive profile of children with a full mutation of Fragile X. Males and transgender females between the age of 8 and 12 may be eligible to participate.
The MIND Group at the University of Minnesota is conducting a survey for parents of children with Fragile X syndrome to learn about how genetic and neurodevelopmental differences impact behavioral strengths and challenges. Parents of 3–17 year old children living with Fragile X are eligible to participate.