Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

FDA OKs Phase 2 Trial Design for Xanamem

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given positive feedback to Actinogen’s pre-investigational new drug (pre-IND) submission regarding Xanamem, its experimental oral therapy for fragile X syndrome. In a written response following a pre-IND meeting with Actinogen, the FDA agreed the data gathered and the proposed trial design…

Study Will Probe Gut Microbiome in ASD, Fragile X

Nova Mentis is launching a clinical study in the U.S. to assess the diversity of gut microbiome — the community of microbes living in the gut — in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including fragile X syndrome, the company announced. The research is intended to help…

NIH Grant Boosts Research Into Faulty Protein Production in Fragile X

A nearly $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),  will help researchers understand the mechanisms underlying impaired protein production in fragile X syndrome. The awarded project, “Mechanism of Gp1 mGluR-dependent translation and plasticity,” is led by scientists Nien-Pei…