Autism treatments may restore brain connections

Craig Powell, M.D.
Dr. Craig Powell

A study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute led by Dr. Craig Powell has identified a pair of autism treatments that may restore brain function to patients who lack a gene needed to maintain connections between neurons.

“The deletion of this gene impairs brain function in a major way, and we found a way to repair the damage. But we have more work to do before we try these treatments on people,” said Dr. Powell.

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