Combining stem cells with educational interventions could significantly help children with ASD

Written by Sharon Salt, Senior Editor

A combination of stem cell therapy and educational intervention could significantly help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to results from a recent clinical trial. The findings, which have been published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, reported that social communication, language and daily skills were markedly improved within 18 months after stem cell transplantation. Additionally, repetitive behaviors and hyperactivity were decreased. Within the study, the researchers investigated the safety and clinical outcomes of high-dosage autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell (BMMNC) transplantation combined with educational intervention. The open-labeled, uncontrolled trial included 30 children (aged between 3 and 7) who had...

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