[Source: Medical News Today]
A special blood marker has been found enabling further understanding of potential gut linked environmental factors to autism. The results could create blood tests for early screening of the condition.
The findings came from a clinical study by researchers from Western University and the University of Arkansas, and were published in the journal Translational Psychiatry.
Led by Drs. Richard Frye and Stepan Melynk of Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute, the investigators found evidence of unusual energy metabolism among a subgroup of kids with autism.