Possible Drug To Reverse Autism

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By Kathleen Blanchard RN for eMaxHealth.com

Researchers have found a critical and previously unknown link between synthesis of brain proteins and autism spectrum disorders that they say could lead to new treatments. In their studies, scientists were able to reverse ASD behaviors in mice by manipulating brain cell signals, which could lead to the development of drugs to reverse ASD associated behaviors.

McGill University scientists explain mouse studies show symptoms that develop and associated with ASD are the result of abnormally high synthesis of a group of proteins called neuroligins.

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