A recent study finds that a new compound reverses many of the major symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common form of inherited intellectual disability and a leading cause of autism. The paper, published by Cell Press in the April 12 issue of the journal Neuron, describes the exciting observation that the FXS correction can occur in adult mice, after the symptoms of the condition have already been established.
The article goes on to mention the research of Mark Bear, a FRAXA funded researcher. I know I've said this before but THIS IS YOU GUYS. This is that beer or that auction item or that entry fee to Mt. Rainier's Strongest Man and Woman. We send all that money to FRAXA, they pass it on the true rockstars like Mark Bear- and he reverses Fragile X and that will eventually make life easier for Casey. PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK. HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND. THIS IS WHY WE DO IT.
(sorry for yelling, but this is exciting stuff and I'll scream it from the rooftops if I want to!)