Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Autism: Big Breakthrough

In another study, researchers discovered that fever may restore nerve cell communications in regions of the autistic brain. This restoration may help children improve socialization skills during a fever.

The study was based on 30 autistic children between ages 2 and 18 who were observed during and after a fever of at least 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. More than 80% of the children showed some improvement in behavior during a fever and 30% showed significant improvement. Behavior changes included longer concentration span, increased amount of talking and improved eye contact.

I wonder if scientists could induce a "designer" fever that promoted intelligence and reflexes in baseline patients . . .

To the laboratory!

1 comment:

Cap'n Marrrrk said...

How about 24-48 hours in a lowered temp sauna?