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Are we closer to reversing mental retardation?

  1. Jun 27, 2007 #1
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  3. Jun 27, 2007 #2
    Probably not the "near" future. They still need to come up with a compound that would inhibit this PAK enzyme that has no serious side effects, then begin clinical trials which typically take many years.
  4. Jun 27, 2007 #3
    This article isn't about mental retardation in general. It is about fragile X syndrome, a symptom of which is mental retardation. We don't know if all causes of mental retardation work in the same way or not. Thus we can't say one way or another.
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