Autism: Parasitic Worms May Be Promising New Treatment

Autism: Parasitic Worms May Be Promising New Treatment

Autism researchers at Montefiore Hospital in New York City are researching the use of parasitic whipworms as a possible promising new treatment for the disorder. The clinical trial involved giving 10 high functioning autistic adults the eggs of the parasitic worms to ingest over a period of 12 weeks. The participants were also given a […]

Autism Symptoms Decrease With Probiotics

Autism Symptoms Decrease With Probiotics

According to a recent study, autism symptoms in mice decreased with the use of probiotics. The research was undertaken by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to help a link between autism and gastrointestinal problems. The mice were purposely bred with symptoms of the condition for various studies over the years. This is the first […]

Autism Research Leaping Forward With Tadpoles?

Autism Research Leaping Forward With Tadpoles?

Autism research and treatment development could be assisted with tadpoles, according to new research presented at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting, hosted in San Diego on November 10th. Graduate student Eric James presented the new autism tadpole model at the meeting and hopes to make a breakthrough with the research. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) […]