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NIH Plan Charts Course to Better Treatments and Cure for Most Common Known Genetic Cause of Autism: Fragile X

... WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- fragile X Syndrome (FXS) research is moving closer to ... and advocates. The Congressional fragile X Caucus is convening a Congressional briefing to highlight the work of the NIH's Research Plan on fragile X Syndrome and Associated Disorders and to ...

Earlier Testing Needed for Fragile X Syndrome

... researchers say. The disorder, known as fragile X syndrome, is the most common inherited form of ... second child with the disorder. "Awareness of fragile X syndrome has grown as a result of research, ... looked at more than 200 families of children with fragile X syndrome. They found that the average age of ...

High Self-Esteem May Mask Defensiveness

... study, we found that for those in which it is fragile and shallow, it's no better than having low ... said in a prepared statement. "People with fragile self-esteem compensate for their self doubts by ... "Individuals with low self-esteem or fragile high self-esteem were more verbally defensive ...

Drosophila drug screen for fragile X syndrome finds promising compounds and potential drug targets

... and small molecules that reverse the features of fragile X syndrome -- a frequent form of mental ... sets the stage for developing new treatments for fragile X syndrome. The results of the research by ... that discovered the FMR1 gene responsible for fragile X syndrome in ....

Fragile X Syndrome Corrected in Mice

... correct many of the abnormalities associated with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of childhood retardation. fragile X syndrome is caused by loss of the gene for ... There is currently no treatment or therapy for fragile X syndrome. Symptoms include mental retardation, ...

Fragile X Foundations Sign Merger Agreement

... October 31, 2007. The California-based National fragile X Foundation (NFXF) and Florida-based Conquer fragile X Foundation (CFXF) will now join forces to bring vastly expanded services to the fragile X community. The agreement calls for the NFXF to ...

UC-Irvine scientists present groundbreaking research at Society for Neuroscience conference

... The team identified how a mutated gene linked to fragile X syndrome blocks brain cells from locking new memories into lasting ones. The gene called fragile X mental retardation 1 (Fmr1) is turned off in people with fragile X syndrome. This genetic mutation disrupts ...

Brain Defect Helps Drive Fragile X Syndrome

... of the inherited mental disorder known as fragile X syndrome, researchers report. The discovery ... "It has strong links to autism and epilepsy." fragile X syndrome occurs in approximately one in 4,000 ... the hippocampus are defective in animals with fragile X, Bassell said. "We discovered what the ...

Stem cell research produces a key discovery for Fragile X Syndrome

... has been made by McMaster researchers about fragile X Syndrome (FXS), a sex-linked genetic disorder ... of the FMR1 gene product, known as the fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP). Brain ... behaviors. Many children go undiagnosed with fragile X. Although the exact functions of FMRP in the ...

$21.8 Million NIH Grant for Fragile X Research

... to date in support of research related to the fragile X (FMR1) gene. Paul Hagerman, MD, PhD, is the ... The Hagerman team has long been supported in fragile X research by The National Fragile X Foundation ... the mutation of the FMR1 gene responsible for fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) ...

The Most Fragile Babies in the Nation's Capital Have a New Home

... Care Unit WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine fragile newborns have a new home at Children's National Medical Center. The new, ... is now focused on neuroprotection, to protect the brain and ensure that fragile newborns get a solid start once they leave the NICU. Children's ...

The Area's Most Fragile Babies Have a New Home

... Washington, DC (Vocus) May 19, 2009 -- Twenty-eight fragile newborns have a new home at Children’s National Medical Center. The ... is now focused on neuroprotection, to protect the brain and ensure that fragile newborns get the best chance at a solid start once they leave the NICU. ...

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Opens Most Technologically Advanced NICU in World

... preemies are treated in an atmosphere that provides safety and privacy for fragile infants and their families. Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital ... when Rainbow insisted on allowing parents into intensive care units for fragile infants. Rainbow researchers and physicians designed the jet ventilator in ...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Associates Pledge More Than $1.3 Million to Community Organizations

... Health District/Lowndes County Board of Health's Baby LUV program), the fragile Kids Foundation (supporting medically fragile children in need of equipment not covered by insurance and Medicaid ...

Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells May Offer Novel Therapeutic Option for Skin Disorder

... epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disorder characterized by extraordinarily fragile skin, according to a study pre-published online in Blood , the official ... Epidermolysis bullosa is a disorder characterized by extraordinarily fragile skin and blistering on touch, akin to third degree burns. While the ...

Bone marrow-derived stem cells may offer novel therapeutic option for skin disorder

... epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disorder characterized by extraordinarily fragile skin, according to a study prepublished online in Blood , the official ... Epidermolysis bullosa is a disorder characterized by extraordinarily fragile skin and blistering on touch, akin to third degree burns. While the ...

Identical Genes From Parents May Raise Cancer Risk

... study authors have postulated that this homozygosity occurs at "common" fragile sites on the genome, sites that are susceptible to DNA damage. These are to be distinguished from "rare" fragile sites that are also sensitive to such damage but are more likely to be ...

Michael Jackson Could Have Been Going Through 'Male Menopause', says SimplyAgeless411

... vary they usually begin in the 30s and become significant between the ages of 45 and 60. "Michael has been painted this dark, troubled soul, a fragile spirit, even a drug addict," says Norris, who authors a weekly online magazine at the SimplyAgeless411 website. "No one seems to have considered that ...

SimplyAgeless Believes Michael Jackson Could Have Been Going Through 'Male Menopause'

... vary they usually begin in the 30s and become significant between the ages of 45 and 60. "Michael has been painted this dark, troubled soul, a fragile spirit, even a drug addict," says Norris, who authors a weekly online magazine at the SimplyAgeless411 website. "No one seems to have considered that ...

Expressing Growing Concern, THCA Urges Texas Congressional Delegation to Protect Seniors' Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care as Health Reform Debate Proceeds

... requiring intensive rehabilitative care, and care for patients with multiple chronic illnesses. In addition to cutting jobs and damaging our already fragile economy, Medicare cuts of the size possibly contemplated would inhibit our profession's continued investment in cost effective care - contrary to our ...

New technique could save cancer patients' fertility

... "This is a very significant achievement because the early stage of the human ovarian follicle is really hard to grow in vitro. They're very fragile and delicate," said Min Xu, a paper coauthor and research assistant professor at the Feinberg School. As the immature egg grew inside the ...

Mission Predisan and Jackson Healthcare (JH) Partner for Medical Missions

... medical organizations across the U.S. In addition to co-sponsoring the medical brigades, JHC also sponsors: a "dream house" for medically fragile children, foster homes for wards of the state of Georgia, a local police athletic activities league, support for terminally ill children in China and ...

Bills Address Long Waits for Behavioral Health Patients

... Dr. Bruce Bonanno, president of NJ-ACEP. "With all due respect to the dedicated professionals in our Emergency Departments, this is no place for this fragile population. These patients deserve prompt access to specialized inpatient programs and state facilities to give them the right care in the right ...

Covenant Medical Center CEO Spencer Maidlow is Named Michigan's Top Hospital and Patient Care Advocate for 2009

... My dedicated staff works tirelessly to care for our community, while also educating our elected leaders in Lansing and Washington, D.C., about the fragile state of health care and the dire need for adequate funding for those serve patients across Michigan," Maidlow stated. "I would also like to express ...

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Children's National Medical Center among Best Children's Hospitals

... tumors, rare diseases, and muscular dystrophies, to our comprehensive neonatology program that offers ECMO and whole-body cooling to protect the most fragile newborns, to our focus on family-centered care, Children's National is setting standards for the highest quality patient care possible," said ...

Governor's Unallotment Will Force More Minnesotans into Ranks of the Uninsured

... economic downturn," said Kimball. The Governor also made unallotments that will affect nursing homes and other long-term caregivers. "Our fragile long-term care system is currently on the brink of financial disaster, and caregivers cannot afford a reduction in payments at this crucial time," ...

Proposed Senate Health Care Cuts Will Reduce Health Care Access for All Michigan Citizens

... that the state is in dire financial straits, but cuts to Medicaid will harm people, abandon federal funding, and further destabilize the state's fragile health care system. ...

First International Conference on Appetite Control Begins This Week

... for rare medical conditions in which hyperphagia, the extreme unsatisfied drive to consume food, is characteristic (Prader-Willi, Alstrom, WAGR, fragile X and Bardet-Biedl syndromes). Attendees include representatives from the National Institutes of Health, the pharmaceutical industry, the academic ...

Kidnapped Nonviolent Peaceforce Civilian Peacekeeper Released Unharmed

... to consolidate peace processes. His efforts helped to strengthen the role of local civil society organizations and peace advocates in monitoring a fragile ceasefire between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and various armed groups on the island of Basilan. About Nonviolent Peaceforce ...

There's a sensor in your pocket

... invisible. "Participatory Sensing" allows individuals to identify, measure, and address problems as diverse as air pollution or the damage to fragile ecosystems using mobile phones with basic sensing and communication systems like cameras, global positioning systems (GPS), and text messaging. A ...

Leading NGOs call for international action to combat epidemic of noncommunicable diseases

... development. They are estimated to reduce gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 5% in many low- and middle-income countries, dealing a double blow to fragile economies struggling in the global recession. Professor Pekka Puska, President of the World Heart Federation states: "We can no longer ignore ...

New Economic Impact Study: Obama Administration Implementation of Bush-Era Medicare Regulation Will Cost U.S. $2.5 Billion in Business Activity, Cut Over 30,000 Jobs

... requiring intensive rehabilitative care, and care for patients with multiple chronic illnesses. In addition to cutting jobs and damaging already fragile local economies, implementing the rule would inhibit continued investments in cost effective care -- again, contrary to the Obama Administration's ...

Sunrise Senior Living Communities to Show HBO's The Alzheimer's Project

... As Baby Boomers reach retirement, that number could soar to more than 11 million by 2040, and have a huge economic impact on America's already fragile healthcare system. "As more seniors develop cognitive impairments, family members who assumed caregiving responsibilities are strained to ...

25 Clinical Abstracts at National Conference Spotlight Clinical Utility of Somanetics INVOS System in Neonates

... gut is not taxed. "While useful to combat NEC, cessation of feedings has its own drawbacks such as stunting organ development in an already fragile neonate," explains Michael Wider, PhD., co-author of two of the PAS studies and Somanetics' vice president of technology and market development. "To ...

EO Medicaid Cuts Would Harm People

... financial straits, but cuts to Medicaid harm people and we are certain neither the governor nor legislators want to further destabilize the state's fragile health care system," said Spencer Johnson, president of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), which represents all 144 nonprofit ...

Hospital Opens New $19 Million Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

... said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital. "Our status of a Level III NICU, meaning we care for the most critically ill and fragile newborns, dates back to 1976. The new NICU supports our belief in patient privacy and utilizing the best technology to treat our smallest patients." ...

American Society for Microbiology Emphasizes Hand Hygiene as Flu Protective Measure

... according to Dr. Judy Daly, spokesperson for the American Society for Microbiology. "Influenza A viruses, of which swine flu is one, are fragile viruses that can be easily destroyed through proper hygiene, including use of soap and water and alcohol-based hand sanitizers," says Daly, Director ...

Swine Flu Outbreak Illustrates Problems in Vaccine Development

... are partially to blame for the estimated four to six month lag in providing the public a vaccine for the current swine flu outbreak. "We have a fragile vaccine supply line that cannot respond quickly to emerging threats like we are seeing today." He added, "The federal government should remove itself ...

Quest Diagnostics Discovers New Genetic Mutations Affecting Cystic Fibrosis Screening

... provides a broad-based population screening technology designed to help determine whether parents are carriers of the genetic mutation that causes fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited mental retardation. In 2002, the company launched its CF Complete test, which enables physicians to ...

Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants

... the Stanford University School of Medicine is helping physicians unravel the cause of a deadly and mysterious bowel disease that strikes medically fragile newborn babies. The findings could lead to a better understanding of the disease and its medical management, and also shed light on the causes of ...
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