Scientist cure ASD in mice using cancer drugs
Researchers have been trying to find a cure for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is a range of conditions that are neurodevelopmental disorders.
The disorders affect the central nervous system and can cause issues such as impaired motor function, learning, language or non-verbal communication.
Scientists at the Cardiff University in the United Kingdom have discovered that some cancer drugs were able to reverse genetic form of ASD in lab mice.
The researchers used experimental drugs that were initially developed to treat cancer. The drug were successful in restoring normal brain function in mice with ASD-like symptoms.
Although more research and testing is need on the experiment. Researchers are hopeful that this breakthrough can change lives in future.
The scientists hope to use the findings and ultimately test the drugs on people with ASD as a possible cure.