Autism’s social deficits are reversed by an anti-cancer drug

New research reveals the first evidence that it may be possible to use a single compound to alleviate the behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder by targeting sets of genes involved in the disease. The research demonstrated that brief treatment with a very low dose of romidepsin, an anti-cancer drug, restored social deficits in animal models of autism in a sustained fashion.

About Robert Zinn

Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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