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New Drug to Treat Autism?

New Drug to Treat Autism?

New Drugs to Treat Autism – Shows Promise in Mice

New Drug to Treat Autism?

New Drug to Treat Autism?. Photograph by: Leon Neal , AFP/Getty Images

Could scientist have discovered a new drug to treat autism? Its quite possible that some drug may be on the horizen as scientists have discovered and new drug to treat autism sypmtoms in mice.

New research reveals an investigative drug was found to have reduced two unique attributes of autism, repeating behavioral tendencies and unnatural personal interactions, in mice used for the experiments.

The pharmaceutical, labeled GRN-529, focuses on glutamate, a significant neurotransmitter located through the entire brain that is associated with activating neurons, or brain cells. Scientists are convinced the substance functions by way of a certain glutamate receptor (mGluR5) and diminishes glutamate activity.

In the lates news on NetDoctor it is reported.

US scientists have shown that an experimental drug can help to reverse autism-like behaviours in mice, raising hopes that it may be possible to develop a similar therapy for use in humans.

The drug, called GRN-529, blocks the activity of a specific receptor protein on brain cells.

Similar compounds are already being tested in humans with an autism-related syndrome, so the latest findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine, have bolstered hopes for an effective treatment.

Presently there are numerous studies of mGluR5 with Fragile X syndrome. A lot of scientists researcing drugs for autism anticipate these particular  drugs may help a broad range of  individuals who have autism spectrum disorder attributed to Fragile X syndrome. Their hope is that individuals inside the more substantial number of autism spectrum disorder may find some relief too.

It’s great that progress is being made in research on any new drug to treat autism. At this point anything that may offer hope is greeted heartily. We hope that there will never be a rush to supply some patchwork medication in order to profit from the plight of those afflicted. Do you believe medication is a better course to follow than therapy? Is it possible that drugs may just cover up the sypmtoms but cause more intrinsic disorders?