In this section you can read various research news articles that have important topics relating to rare genetic disorders.

This section is for any parents or professionals who wish to read up to date information about syndromes and to broaden their knowledge.

The articles are ordered with the newest piece of research first and the articles can also be filtered by syndrome by using the filter.

We hope you find the research articles interesting!

Fragile X

Fragile X syndrome and Autism Spectrum disorders

Fragile X syndrome is caused by genetic mutation which results in the absence or...


Eating Behavior, Prenatal and Postnatal Growth in Angelman Syndrome

Clinical characteristics of Angelman syndrome include severe intellectual disability, developmental delay and lack of...


Concrete and relational vocabulary: Comparison between Williams and Smith-Magenis Syndromes

A new study has compared the concrete and relational vocabulary performance of individuals with...

Fragile X

Attentional Control in fragile X syndrome

Attention problems in fragile X syndrome (FXS) are often stated as one of the...


Cerebra sleep seminar 13th November - presentations now available

Cerebra hosted a sleep seminar in Birmingham focusing on sleep in children with developmental...


Lowe Syndrome Project Launched

                                                                                                          IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER AND WANT TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE...


Learning in Angelman syndrome

Over the past three years, researchers at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders have...


Food related issues in Angelman and Prader-Willi syndromes

Angelman (AS) and Prader-Willi (PWS) syndromes are caused by missing genetic information on the...

Cornelia De Lange

Subtle differences in social behaviour identified in people with fragile X and Cornelia de Lange syndromes

Researchers at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Birmingham have discovered that...

Cornelia De Lange

Eye-tracking study confirms people with fragile X and Cornelia de Lange syndromes look differently at social information

Researchers have identified differences in the way in which people with different genetic syndromes...

Cornelia De Lange

The challenge of understanding autism in genetic syndromes

We still need to learn much more about Autism Spectrum Disorders in genetic syndromes...


New perspectives on understanding challenging behaviour

Some individuals with intellectual disabilities can show behaviours such as self-injurious behaviour and aggression...