For Immediate Release
Contact: Greg Wilson
(571) 239-7474    

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 15, 2016) — Stuttering Foundation president Jane Fraser issued the following statement concerning the recent study on stuttering in mice published in Current Biology this week:

“We are thrilled by the findings that Stuttering Foundation board member Dr. Dennis Drayna and his colleagues have published on the subject of stuttering in mice. Every study into the cause of stuttering brings us one step closer to finding better treatment, new therapies and perhaps someday an outright cure for this complex disorder. Most importantly, it brings hope to the 70 million people around the world who struggle with stuttering every day. ”

A questions and answers session with Dr. Drayna and the research team is available on the Stuttering Foundation’s website.


Foundation Spokesperson Jane Fraser
Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice president of the Action for Stammering Children, Michael Palin Centre, London.

About the Stuttering Foundation
Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman and stutterer, established and endowed the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947. The Stuttering Foundation provides a toll-free helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources on its Website,, including services, referrals and support to people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

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