Friday, 4 June 2010

Imperial College Researchers Develop test for Autism

Children with autism have very unusual gut microbes which we can test for before the full blown symptoms of the disease come through. If that is the case then it might become a preventable disease.
- Professor Jeremy Nicholson of Imperial College London

The findings of the research carried out at Imperial College, were published in the journal of Proteome Research and says that the disorder in children as young as six months old with a simple urine test.

They seem to confirm that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also suffer from disorders in their gut.

Read more: Autism test could make the condition 'preventable'.

Is that not what many of us, the parents of autistic children, have suspected for so long and what the discredited Dr Andrew Wakefield had been saying all this while.

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