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Scientists able to reverse Fragile X in mice

Fragile X is the leading cause of mental retardation and is the most common genetic cause of autism. Scientists were able to reverse the damage caused by Fragile X in mice by ihibiting a brain chemical called PAK.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070627/hl_afp/ushealthautism

I’m an animal lover as much as the next person, but this study is exactly why we need to continue animal research.

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:50+00:00 June 28th, 2007|Categories: Autism, Genetics, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Scientists able to reverse Fragile X in mice

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.