New treatments for autism?

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
A drug that restores normal synapse function was able to improve symptoms in mice, even after they started showing autistic-like behaviors.

Scientists at Columbia University discovered children with autism have extra synapses in the brain - which affect the way neurons connect and communicate with each other.

(NBC) - Results from a new study could lead to new treatments for autism.

Scientists at Columbia University discovered children with autism have extra synapses in the brain - which affect the way neurons connect and communicate with each other.

A drug that restores normal synapse function was able to improve symptoms in mice, even after they started showing autistic-like behaviors.

And while its side effects may prevent it from being used in humans, researchers are hopeful an even better drug could make autism treatable after a child is diagnosed.


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