Thursday, August 12, 2010

Promising news for treatment of Fragile X

According to an article in Science Daily, a class of drugs may help improve learning and cognition in people with Fragile X Syndrome. "The researchers have found that a class of drugs called phosphoinositide-3 (PI3) kinase inhibitors can correct defects in the anatomy of neurons seen in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. The drugs can potentially restore normal appearance and levels of protein production at synapses, the junctions between cells where chemical communication occurs, resulting in improved learning and cognition.

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