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  • Writer's pictureNina Dmitreff

Can autism be treated with a simple microbial-based therapy?

"The bacteria species Lactobacillus reuteri leads to specific changes in the brain that restored social behaviors in mice models with autism.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have successfully reversed social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in mice through a bacterial-based therapy. The unconventional approach, which was described in a recently published paper in the journal Neuron, has widespread potential for the development of noninvasive therapies for autism and suggests a future in which the microbiome plays a major role in the treatment of neurological conditions."

Source: Texas Medical Center News

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