Drug shows promise in kids with autism, researchers say
by Karen Weintraub, Special for USA TODAY
Autism may result from a faulty chemical switch that doesn’t get flipped in time to help the brain develop normally, a new research study suggests.
Building on what they hope will be an important insight into the cause of autism, French researchers are testing a high blood pressure medication on dozens of European children with autism.
The team, which has a financial stake in the drug, has tried it on 30 children with autism; now they are testing it in more, hoping to improve core characteristics of autism for the first time. (more…)