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Aug 19, 2014, 12:00 ET Tony Ferlenda named CEO at the National Fragile X Foundation

The National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF), the world's leading advocacy organization for people affected by all Fragile X-associated Disorders, has...


Aug 21, 2013, 12:20 ET All Genes Are Not Created Equal

The little known FMR1 gene was first mapped in 1991. It was originally thought to cause only fragile X syndrome (FXS) when the gene mutates, but...


Apr 09, 2013, 09:00 ET Is Fragile X the Key to Unlocking the Mystery of Autism?

Updates on the Issue: There continues to be exciting news of research advancements on the Fragile X gene and its links to...


Mar 01, 2013, 10:00 ET Ground-breaking Genetic Research Gives Hope for Potential Treatment of Autism's Core Symptoms

 As scientists uncover the precise links between autism and the fragile x gene, potential treatments to reverse many of the core symptoms of...


Jul 19, 2012, 14:07 ET World-renowned Fragile X experts to announce major breakthrough findings July 26

WHO:    National Fragile X Foundation, fragilex.org WHAT:   Press Conference on Major Announcements Related to...


Jan 17, 2012, 09:00 ET Oh No They Didn't! NFXF Launches New Web Site, Logo and First Brand Tagline

 The National Fragile X Foundation, the world's leading authority on fragile X syndrome, launched its new website today. The site,...


May 19, 2011, 15:55 ET Cross-country Bike Ride to Raise Awareness for Fragile X Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis

Joe Wainwright and Eric Sheerin share a bond and now a cause. The Pinehurst, NC, recent college graduates are leaving on a cross-country bike...


Jul 22, 2010, 11:07 ET Leading Researchers to Share New Treatments at Fragile X International Conference

Accelerated research findings leading to potentially significant new treatments for fragile X syndrome (FXS) will be presented to nearly 1,000...


Jan 21, 2010, 14:30 ET Stricker Designates Funds From The Presidents Cup to The National Fragile X Foundation

Seven-time PGA TOUR winner Steve Stricker has recently designated a check in the amount of $10,000 to the National Fragile X Foundation. This...


Jul 21, 2008, 01:00 ET High Hopes for New Treatments at Fragile X International Conference

ST. LOUIS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough research findings describing potentially significant new treatments for fragile X syndrome (FXS)...


Oct 17, 2006, 01:00 ET Raymond Vineyards Winery Supports Major San Francisco Fundraiser for Fragile X

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Raymond Vineyard and Cellar Wines generously served their Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay and Merlot to...


Jul 21, 2004, 01:00 ET Congress Has Designated July 22 as National Fragile X Awareness Day and Declares Support for Increased Funding*

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In the true spirit of bipartisanship, Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate, Senator John Edwards (D-NC)...


Jul 21, 2003, 01:00 ET Congress has designated July 22 as National Fragile X Awareness Day*

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Millions of Americans are impacted by fragile X syndrome. -- Fragile X syndrome has...


Jul 20, 2001, 01:00 ET National Fragile X Awareness Day is July 22

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Please help commemorate National Fragile X Awareness Day* on July 22 by learning about the world's...