Study on fragile X syndrome uses fruitfly’s point of view to identify new treatments

Posted by on April 26, 2016 5:01 pm
Categories: health

The hormone insulin – usually associated with diabetes — is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS. Results reveal a metabolic pathway that can be targeted by new and already approved drugs to treat fragile X patients. This syndrome is the most common genetically inherited cause of intellectual disability in humans.

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