Gene repair improves memory and seizures in adult autism model

A new study challenges the presumption that people born with developmental brain disorders such as severe autism will benefit from medical interventions only if treated during a narrow window in infancy or early childhood. Writing in the journal eLife, an open-access scientific journal, the Rumbaugh lab at Scripps Research in Florida reports improvement in measures of seizure and memory in...

Autism symptoms reduced ~50% two years after fecal transplant

Those who believe that autism is related to the gut-brain connection have been vindicated today, as Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has shown stunning results by addressing the gut biome of autistic children. It has long been known the the microbiome in autistic children is often abnormal or sparse. Operating on this idea, researchers at ASU followed a MTT approach,...