Can stem cells be used to treat autism?
At this point the jury remains out on that question, but a growing number of kids are nonetheless getting such “treatments” at for-profit dubious clinics. Academic clinical researchers are interested in this area as well.
Still, the potential use of stem cells to treat autism is a highly controversial area even in a clinical trial setting.
It was revealed announced in a piece on the website of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative that a dramatically larger study involving hundreds of autistic children and adults is now being run by a team at Duke led by Drs. Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D. and Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.
Read the full, original story: Duke Launches Large, Debated Stem Cell Trial for Autism