Baylor investigates antibiotic use, children’s improved autism symptoms

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine initiated a study in collaboration with the non-profit N of One: Autism Research Foundation to investigate the relationship between antibiotic use and improved symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder, according to a press release.

“The question of why some children’s autism symptoms improve is important to me scientifically and personally,” John Rodakis, founder of N of One: Autism Research Foundation, said in the press release. “It was stunning to me that there was a frequently reported phenomenon of improvement that was not being used as a clue to guide further research. Today we begin that process.”

As parents of affected children, Rodakis partnered withRuth Ann Luna, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine and director of medical metagenomics at the Texas Children’s Hospital, to understand why and when these changes happen in some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and how these findings can help with future interventions.

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18th December 2016