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Family Swim Party

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Archived Articles | 0 comments

Family Swim Party

Our Family Swim Party was held on Sunday, August 26th at the Boise Family Pool. It was a beautiful day that was enjoyed by all. Michael is having...

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Cincinnati Fragile X Clinic

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in Archived Articles | 2 comments

Cincinnati Fragile X Clinic

Dr. Craig Erickson is seeing patients at the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. For an appointment, call the clinic coordinator, Katie Friedmann, RN at (513) 636-0523 or email at katherine.friedmann@cchmc.org or fragilex@cchmc.org. Cincinnati Fragile X Research and Treatment Center Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 4002 Cincinnati, OH 45229 (513) 636-0526...

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Columbus X Ball

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Archived Articles | 0 comments

Columbus X Ball

The Columbus Chapter of FRAXA hosted the FRAXA X Ball on April 28, 2012. It was a fun and fabulous event that drew 350 people and raised over $70k. This 10th annual fundraiser was hosted by 6 Fragile X families. This will become a biannual event, so please join us next time in the spring of 2014! The following video was created Tim Heiman, one of the event hosts. This features some of the Columbus families and was shown at the event. It is an extraordinary video that has helped to raise awareness. Honored guests, Jim Cantore (The Weather Channel Storm Tracker), Katie Clapp (FRAXA President and Co-Founder), and Leslie Eddy (FRAXA Board Member and Gold Sponsor). Jim Cantore with Leslie and Ara Bagdasarian (FX Alliance of OH Presidents), who won his autographed Weather Channel jacket in the live auction Columbus X Ball hosts Shelly Frederick, Patty Curreri, Judith Maloney, Stacy Seigel, Debbie Heiman, and Karin Myers...

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Fragile X fixed in mice – Nature

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Archived Articles | 0 comments

A molecule that inhibits a neurotransmitter receptor reverses many of the symptoms in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited mental retardation. The disorder is caused by mutations in the FMR1 gene that result in overactivity of the mGlu5 receptor. For more information, visit: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v484/n7394/full/484291d.html

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Fragile X Syndrome May be Reversible – The Jackson Laboratory

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Archived Articles | 0 comments

Is fragile X syndrome (FXS) reversible – even if treated after the brain is fully developed? A research team led by Drs. Lothar Lindemann of F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland, and Mark Bear of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, suggests that it is. The research team found that a novel compound reverses FXS in mouse models of the disease – even if administration starts when the mice are four to five weeks old and all FXS-related phenotypes are established. For the full story, visit:...

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Research Summit on Emerging Causes of Fragile X and Autism

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Archived Articles | 0 comments

The Gordon Research Conference, “Fragile X and Autism-Related Disorders: From Basic Neuroscience to Improved Clinical Care,” will be held June 10 through 15, at Stonehill College, in Easton, Mass. Chaired by Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, M.D., Ph.D., and co-chaired by Jennifer Darnell, Ph.D., the upcoming conference on fragile X and autism was initiated because of recent dramatic progress in understanding the overlapping genetic and biological pathways in these and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Read more at:...

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