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Autism Experts Call For Further Research Into 100 Year Old Drug That Could Hold Key to Treating Condition

Health & Wellness  (tags: autism, San Diego, disorder, Suramin, purines, 100 year old drug )

- 739 days ago -
San Diego team hypothesise the disorder could be caused by the bodys cells are permanently primed for a viral attack impeding normal cellular activity. Suramin works by protecting cells from compounds which trigger this response, known as purines.


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Donna T (0)
Friday June 9, 2017, 7:06 am
thank you

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday June 9, 2017, 9:57 am
S&N, Thanks

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 9, 2017, 10:05 am
Shared news article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness.

JL A (281)
Friday June 9, 2017, 11:52 am
Thanks Dandelion--while environmental contaminants seem to be a culprit in the increased prevalence we are having, and thus should be reduced and further controlled to prevent further increases, we do owe it to those with current diagnoses to help find solutions that improve their quality of life.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday June 9, 2017, 1:56 pm
Noted, Thank you

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 9, 2017, 2:31 pm
Fully agree JL A

Animae C (509)
Friday June 9, 2017, 4:14 pm
TY Dande

Winn A (179)
Friday June 9, 2017, 4:48 pm

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 1:28 am
๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œNoted...With great interest. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œThank you...Dandelion.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

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Evelyn B (63)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 4:29 am
I wonder if those autists who have special gifts would find a loss in the gifts under such a treatment?

It rather moves thinking back towards a generic "autism is a disease" ...
I can imagine that where a child/ person has violent reactions as part of their autism symptoms, this could be valuable, but perhaps one should be careful not to generalise where the "different wiring" doesn't cause a person to be potentially dangerous to themselves or others. Taking such medication would be a lifetime constraint (the report suggests that symptoms return when treatment stops).

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 9:28 am
As with everything Evelyn, at least it opens a "choice" to those people who may want it. There are some people who you say are "gifted" in certain ways, there are others who are high functioning autistic and then there are those whose lives are greatly impaired.

I think offering an alternative to those who are in greatest need or who wants it can be a gift to them to be offer their gifts to us they wouldn't be able to offer without the medication.

Raleigh k (358)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 11:52 am
noted shared - both of my nieces have Aurism, and anything that wold help would be great!

Colleen L (3)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 1:45 pm
Good to hear that they are calling for further research on this. So many would benefit. Thanks Dandelion

Suzanne L (89)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 3:26 pm
TY for this important news.

Janet B (0)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 6:44 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday June 11, 2017, 8:29 am
I really hope it works. A lot can be discovered by looking into our past.

Janet B (0)
Sunday June 11, 2017, 3:26 pm

Julie W (33)
Sunday June 11, 2017, 5:44 pm
This is hopeful news. There is no treatment for this condition at present.

Peggy B (43)
Monday June 12, 2017, 6:52 am
I agree JL A.

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday June 13, 2017, 3:02 am
Hope they speed up these clinical tests,nothing would be better than having a vaccine against autism.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday June 13, 2017, 6:25 am
Thanks again

Janet B (0)
Tuesday June 13, 2017, 7:34 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday June 15, 2017, 1:45 am
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday June 15, 2017, 4:19 am
Thanks again

Jeanne Rogers (1203)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 6:00 am
Thank you for sharing.
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