Experts from the UC San Diego School of Medicine have launched an experiment to diagnose autism spectrum disorders immediately after the birth of a child using a blood test. This is described in a message on the project’s website.
Scientists have suggested that as part of the common practice in the United States for the diagnosis of genetic disorders, blood tests can reveal a predisposition to autism spectrum disorders.
The researchers focused on the possible role of more than 600 metabolites and other compounds that can influence how genes work — people with autism spectrum disorders have a similar ” metabolic signature.” In addition, they will study more than 400 pesticides, flame retardants (means that protect materials from fire) and other substances that affect the fetus in the mother’s body.
The results will be ready by the summer of 2021. Symptoms of autism can be noticed only after a few years, and such testing will allow you to take measures as soon as possible to level possible symptoms.
Earlier, in August 2019, it became known that xenon inhalations help reduce anxiety and improve social communications. This was shown by tests on baby rats with a model of autism spectrum disorders.