Males more susceptible to autism: CUK study

Males more susceptible to autism: CUK study

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 100 children in India. But the exact set of causes of autism remains unknown, and there is no cure for this disorder. However, the study by researchers at the Central University of Kerala, found males can be more susceptible to Autism-like behaviour than females when exposed to heavy metals like Lead. The study, published in the journal Molecular Neurobiology, also proposed that autism in children could be ameliorated by antioxidant therapy. Dr. H.P. Gurushankara, who led the team of researchers, including Shilpa Olakkaran, Anupama K.P., and Anet Antony, from the Department of […]

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