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.

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