NFXF Research Projects
The National Fragile X Foundation is determined to facilitate research that helps move our community closer to new scientific advancements and effective treatments. We are committed to the cause and have dedicated resources to specific projects that we believe will provide a wealth of knowledge and resources to you. Below you will find details about our current focused projects and how you can be part of future scientific advancements in the Fragile X field.
Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database
The Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database — known as FORWARD — was created to increase the scientific and clinical understanding of Fragile X syndrome. The registry is open to all Fragile X disorders, while the database is open only to those affected by Fragile X syndrome.
NFXF Data Repository
An Inclusive Storehouse for Fragile X Research Data
The NFXF Data Repository™ protects and allows all research data to be readily available to the broader community for future research. This program is designed to drive faster and more cost-effective research into outcome measures, treatments, and eventual cures for the family of Fragile X disorders.
NFXF-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting
Save the Date — March 3, 2021
You’re invited! The NFXF-led patient-focused drug development meeting is to be held March 3, 2021. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from YOU to help guide future drug development in Fragile X syndrome. We’re asking patients, family members, caregivers, and patient advocates to share their experiences at this meeting, and all other attendees will be listening. There will be a final report that summarizes the meeting, helping researchers design more patient-centric and effective treatment recommendations. Please join us for this amazing opportunity!
International Fragile X Premutation Registry
Connect to an International Network of Researchers
NFXF has partnered with an advisory committee of international Fragile X professionals to create the International Fragile X Premutation Registry. Registrants provide contact information and basic medical background so they can be recruited for future research projects focused on the understanding and treatment of Fragile X premutation-associated conditions, including Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS).
Bringing Your STX209 Data Home to the NFXF Data Repository
The National Fragile X Foundation — with the help of several dedicated professionals — has secured an agreement to obtain your STX209 data through a reconsent process. Previous STX209 (arbaclofen) trial participants and their parents or caregivers provide permission and basic information to verify trial participation. The study team then obtains the clinical data from these trials to link with the biological data in the NFXF Data Repository — making this de-identified data available for future research. Special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, who has worked tirelessly to get this data back to the field.
Research Results Roundup
Previously Published Research Results
Here you will find an archive of our Research Results Roundup email newsletter, which captures some of the great research results that have been published in Fragile X-associated disorders.
NFXF Summer Scholar Research Awards
Funding Student Research Into Fragile X
The NFXF funds one or more summer student’s research in the area of Fragile X syndrome, Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, or Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency annually.
Note: Please check back for more details March 2021.
Last Updated: 1/11/2021