Breakthrough: Experimental Drug for Alzheimer's May Help Children with Autism

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Jul 29, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
Breakthrough: Experimental Drug for Alzheimer's May Help Children with Autism

An extensive international study headed by Prof. Illana Gozes of the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University has found deposits of the tau protein typically found in Alzheimer’s patients in tissues taken from the postmortem brain of a 7-year-old autistic child.

The child suffered from the ADNP syndrome, an ADNP mutation that causes a deficiency/malfunctioning of the ADNP protein which is essential for brain development. The ADNP syndrome child was characterized by severe developmental delay, intellectual disability, and autism.

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