Monday, September 17, 2007

$21.8MM National Institute of Health Grant for Fragile X Research

This is pretty exciting news for those of us with affected children and family members....imagine finding a "cure" in our lifetime!

$21.8 Million NIH Grant for Fragile X Research

Five-year study to focus on most common cause of inherited mental impairment and
Parkinson-like syndrome

September 6—A team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of
Medicine and the M.I.N.D. Institute, in collaboration with four allied institutions, has been
awarded a five-year, $21.8 million Interdisciplinary Research Consortium grant from the
National Institutes of Heath, the largest single federal award to date in support of research related to the Fragile X (FMR1) gene. Paul Hagerman, MD, PhD, is the principal investigator of the consortium, with Randi Hagerman, MD, and Cameron Carter, MD, the co-principal investigators. The Hagerman team has long been supported in Fragile X research by The National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF), whose funding of earlier research projects proved critical in setting the stage for the NIH award.

The complete press release can be found here:
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