This is the best we can hope for.

Bacterium Can Reverse Autism-Like Behaviour in Mice

Several studies have found that humans with autism are also more likely to have gastrointestinal disorders, suggesting that the two problems may be linked…[the researchers] found that mice with symptoms of autism had lower levels of a bacterium called Bacteroides fragilis that is normally present in the mouse gut.

I know I should be all, FETCH THE BACTEROIDES FRAGILIS, but I got stuck on mice with symptoms of autism. There are autistic mice? Are there other animals with autism? And if so, why do we know still so little about autism overall?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s