Stem Cells and Autism

Stem cells are a type of cell that can differentiate into other types of cells and can divide to produce more of itself. A stem cell can become a nerve cell, a muscle cell, or a blood cell, for example. The human body contains many different types of stem cells. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. There is growing evidence that ASD is caused by abnormalities in the brain, and that stem cells may play a role in these abnormalities. For example, studies have found that people with ASD have differences in the number and size of certain types of brain cells, as well as in the way these cells are connected. Stem cells can be used to create models of ASD in the laboratory. These models can be used to study ASD-related brain abnormalities and to test new treatments for ASD. Several studies have looked at the use of stem cells to treat ASD. For example, one study transplanted stem cells into the brains of mice with a type of ASD. The stem cells are differentiated into neurons and integrated into the brain. The treated mice showed improvements in social interactions and communication. Another study injected stem cells into the brains of rats with ASD. The stem cells differentiated into neurons and improved the rats’ social interactions. A small clinical trial in China injected stem cells into the brains of children with ASD. The children showed improvements in social interactions, communication, and behavior. These studies suggest that stem cells may be a promising treatment for ASD. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings and to develop safe and effective stem cell-based treatments for ASD.

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The information below is the recommended stem cell therapy protocol for this condition 

Route of AdministrationDoseTime (Days)Total Cells
IV50,000,0003150,000,000
Intrathecal50,000,000150,000,000
Vitamins (Myers cocktail/NAD)1N/A
Total200,000,000