Thursday, January 6, 2011

Researchers Create Autistic Neuron Model

A recent study leads to great breakthroughs in our ability to study autism spectrum disorders! Scientists from the Salk Institute of Biological scientists and UC San Diego used stem cells of people with Rett Syndrome to replicate autism in the lab allowing them to learn more about the way autism develops and progresses. Key findings demonstrated that the neural symptoms of autism are reversible, raising hope that autism may one day be curable. Read more here: