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Fragile X study raises hopes for autism

Researchers eye key to restoring brain function

By Carey Goldberg
Globe Staff / June 26, 2007

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Blocking a key brain chemical can reverse many of the symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome -- an inherited form of mental retardation often accompanied by autism -- in mice engineered to have the disease, an online scientific journal reported yesterday. (Full article: 690 words)

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