Stem Cells Show Promise For Treating Autism

Extract from article in DisabilityScoop by Shaun Heasley, April 5 2017: A small, but promising study suggests that stem cells from a child’s own cord blood may offer an effective treatment for autism symptoms.

Most children on the spectrum who received an infusion from their own umbilical cord blood showed improvements in behavior, communication and socialization, among other measures, while experiencing no significant downsides from the treatment.

The findings come from a study of 25 kids with autism ages 2 to 5 published Wednesday in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine.