Stem cells could be the key to treat autism PP
Autism is not considered a disease but a condition that affects 1% of the world population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) that defines the Autistic spectrum disorders as a “group of conditions that is characterized by some degree of alteration of social behavior, communication and language. “
A recent study from Duke about Autism and the brain, who have administered stem cells to a group of children between 2 and 5 years old diagnosed with ASD and then evaluated with behavior related tests. These cells used for this study were from the umbilical cord blood of children with ASD because the parents had opted to store preventively. This technique was done is that through intravenous, these cells are passed as if they were a serum and through the signals that send the neurons so it can generate a connection between them. This experimental treatment seeks to induce maturation, proliferation and formation of new neuron connections that allows the children’s brain to have a better change of developing. This will of course, will depend on the symptoms and the severity of the disorder. Hopefully by doing more clinical trials we can discover ways to improve treatment options.