Adapted Educational Strategies Can Help Children With Fragile X

Young children with fragile X syndrome can benefit in school when teachers, therapists, and other caregivers use coping techniques and educational strategies — some very simple — that are specially adapted for the students’ disorder. Katie Clapp, the president and co-founder of the Fragile X Research Association (FRAXA),…

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…

Mice Without FMRP Protein Perceive Pain Differently

The fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) — missing or at low levels in people with fragile X syndrome — plays a key role in regulating chronic visceral pain, according to a study. Insufficient FMRP might explain some of the self-injurious behavior seen among people with fragile X syndrome.