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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Two drugs to ease autism are being trialled in Auckland

    Two drugs to ease autism are being trialled in Auckland


    Researchers are hoping the drugs could help autistic youngsters focus better at school, interact more comfortably and hold down a job.

    Axial Biotherapeutics' Dr Stewart Campbell says the powder-form drugs could mop up or change the behaviour of some gut metabolites.

    He says studies show children with autism produce high levels of these metabolites - that were lower or not present in other children.

    Autism New Zealand says it supports exploratory research.

    The carbon-based drug will be tested first in 25 Auckland children, followed by studies on a pro-biotic.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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