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Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
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Could a Drug Reverse Mental Retardation?
2 November 2009 4:21 pm
Can a genetic disorder that derails brain development be cured with a drug? A clinical trial announced today represents the first step towards testing a drug therapy for Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability. The trial will enroll healthy volunteers and assess the safety of a drug that blocks a type of glutamate receptor thought to be overactive in people with Fragile X. Experts have long assumed that once the brain is wired wrong during development that it can't be fixed by simply giving someone a drug.