American research has found that autism spectrum disorder could be an autoimmune disease.

Physician scientist Matthew P. Anderson and his colleagues from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, have discovered cellular features – indicating an immune response targeting specific brain cells – in more than two-thirds of autistic brains analysed postmortem.

These cellular features are believed to provide new insight into the causes of autism, potentially paving the way to improved diagnosis and treatment.

View Full Article

You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content.