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Fragile X Condition Detected 20 Years Before Symptoms Appear, University of California, Davis (UCD) Study


4/4/2014 5:48:36 AM

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The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in people as young as 30 years old using a new type of neuroimaging. People with the condition—fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)—experience tremors, poor balance, cognitive impairments, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms.

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