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Aug 19, 2014, 12:00 ET
Tony Ferlenda joins the National Fragile X Foundation, the world's leading advocacy organization for people affected by all Fragile X-associated Disorders, as chief executive officer. (PRNewsFoto/National Fragile X Foundation)

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...

Dec 29, 2009, 10:05 ET

Defense Department to Support Fragile X Research

The National Fragile X Foundation applauds the United States Congress and President Barack Obama for including Fragile X Syndrome for the first...

Dec 08, 2009, 10:00 ET

$100,000 Grant Awarded for Potential Treatment of FXS Cognitive Deficits

The National Fragile X Foundation has awarded a translational research seed grant of $100,000 to Dr. Randi J. Hagerman at the UC Davis M.I.N.D....

Jul 22, 2009, 10:00 ET

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

Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) research is moving closer to finding a cure with the recent approval by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of a...

Sep 11, 2008, 01:00 ET

$1.6 Million Agreement to Accelerate Fragile X Research, Inspire Hope

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A project to advance research and improve treatments for fragile X syndrome will be funded by a...

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)...

Nov 05, 2007, 00:00 ET

Fragile X Foundations Sign Merger Agreement

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two nonprofit foundations devoted to the support, treatment and eventual cure of people...

Sep 06, 2007, 01:00 ET

$21.8 Million NIH Grant for Fragile X Research

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and the M.I.N.D....

Jul 19, 2007, 01:00 ET

Webcast and Experts Consortium Highlight National Fragile X Awareness Day Activities

DENVER, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two dozen of the leading fragile X syndrome (FXS) treatment specialists in North America...

Jun 28, 2007, 01:00 ET

The National Fragile X Foundation Responds to Death of Wrestler Chris Benoit and His Family

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fragile X Foundation shares in the sorrow surrounding the death of wrestler Chris...

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, 2006, 01:00 ET

Congress Has Designated July 22 as National Fragile X Awareness Day

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