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Disorder of Neuronal Circuits in Autism Is Reversible, New Study Suggests

Marco

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Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

Autism currently cannot be cured. At present, only the symptoms of the disorder can be alleviated through behavioral therapy and other treatment. A new approach to its treatment, however, has been uncovered through the results of this study. In one of the European Union supported projects, EU-AIMS, the research groups from the Biozentrum are working in collaboration with Roche and other partners in industry on applying glutamate receptor antagonists for the treatment of autism and hope, that in the future, this disorder can be treated successfully in both children and adults.

Having just read this morning that women with type II diabetes have an increased risk of having children on the spectrum :

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120409103942.htm

and that glutamate is now implicated in the development of type II diabetes :

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110225122912.htm