Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Synaptogenix, Nemours Strike Deal on Bryostatin-1 Trial

Synaptogenix and Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children have signed an agreement to collaborate on a clinical trial to test the investigational medication bryostatin-1 in people with fragile X syndrome (FXS). “We are excited to participate in a potentially breakthrough therapeutic drug strategy to address this huge…

Social Anxiety May Be Evident in 1-year-olds With Fragile X

As early as 12 months of age, children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) display signs of social anxiety, a study indicates. The study, “Early behavioral and physiological markers of social anxiety in infants with fragile X syndrome,” was published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Anxiety disorders…

Anticonvulsant Shows Promise at Treating Fragile X in Mouse Model

The anticonvulsant carbamazepine can normalize behavior and memory in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome (FXS), suggesting that this medication might be re-purposed to treat people with this disorder, according to a study. The study, “Carbamazepine Restores Neuronal Signaling, Protein Synthesis, and Cognitive Function…

BPN14770 Shows Cognition Benefits in Phase 2 Clinical Trial

The investigational treatment BPN14770 improved language skills, cognition, and caregiver-assessed daily functioning ability in adults with fragile X syndrome, top-line results of a Phase 2 clinical trial show. “We are very excited about the results of this study,” Mark Gurney PhD, said in a press release. Gurney is…

$25M NIH Grant to Support Fragile X Research at 3 Centers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding multi-year grants to three centers conducting collaborative research into fragile X syndrome: Baylor College of Medicine, Emory University, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Collectively, the centers will receive $25 million over the next five years, with…