Century-old drug may help children with autism symptoms: study

A small study found that a 100-year-old drug called suramin, which is used to treat African sleeping sickness, showed promising results for treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children.

Researchers at the University of California San Diego conducted a randomized double-blind clinical trial using 10 boys with ASD between the ages of five and 14.

Five boys received a single low dose of suramin while the other five got a placebo…

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Misha Gajewski