Anticonvulsant Shows Promise at Treating Fragile X in Mouse Model

Anticonvulsant Shows Promise at Treating Fragile X in Mouse Model

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Anticonvulsant Shows Promise at Treating Fragile X in Mouse Model

The anticonvulsant carbamazepine can normalize behavior and memory in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome (FXS), suggesting that this medication might be re-purposed to treat people with this disorder, according to a study. The study, “Carbamazepine Restores Neuronal Signaling, Protein Synthesis, and Cognitive Function in a Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome,” was published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences and was conducted by scientists in the U.S. Fragile X is caused by…

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