Trial tests cord blood as autism treatment

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A recent study tested whether a single infusion of a unit of a child’s own or donor cord blood could improve social communication skills in children between the ages of two and seven diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Of the 180 children in the study, the subgroup of children without an intellectual disability showed improvements in language communication, ability to sustain attention measured via eye tracking, and increased alpha and beta EEG power, a measure of brain function.

However, those who also had an intellectual disability did not show social communication function improvement after the infusion.

The findings appear online

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