sábado, 13 de junho de 2015

ScienceDaily: Autism News

Clinical trial launched to assess safety, efficacy of autism drug treatment

Posted: 10 Jun 2015 11:36 AM PDT

A clinical trial has been launched to investigate the safety and efficacy of an unprecedented drug therapy for autism. The phase 1 clinical trial, which is recruiting 20 qualifying participants, will evaluate suramin -- a century-old drug still used for African sleeping sickness -- as a novel treatment for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Increased risk of autism with teen moms

Posted: 09 Jun 2015 03:56 AM PDT

Researchers found an increased risk of autism in children born to teen mothers and in children whose parents have a large gap between their ages. The analysis, which looked at autism rates among 5.7 million children in five countries, is the largest ever to confirm a higher risk in those born to parents in their 40s and 50s.

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