Novartis drug shows promise in treating Fragile X syndrome

04/29/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

An experimental drug from Novartis caused substantial improvement in behavior in a small study involving adults with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition linked to mental disorders such as autism. Dr. Mark C. Fishman, president of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, said researchers feel "pretty good about the data" but thinks that more clinical trials are necessary to prove effectiveness of the treatment.

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