The UCSD Suramin Autism Study began with a new idea about the origins and treatment of autism in 2008. This new idea emerged from 20 years of clinical experience caring for children with genetic forms of mitochondrial disease, combined with new observations of a different kind of mitochondrial dysfunction in autism, and Dr. Naviaux’s long-standing interest in the connection between genes, environment, and metabolism in human health and disease.
UC San Diego researchers open first study of suramin in children with autism
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of an unprecedented drug therapy for autism. The phase 1 clinical trial, which is recruiting 20 qualifying participants, will evaluate suramin…
Del Mar resident Varun Sharma, a rising senior at the Bishop’s School had the extraordinary opportunity to be the first high school student to present his science project at a major meeting featuring mitochondrial research in June of 2011.
Officially, as many as 2 million Americans suffer from mitochondrial disease. But because defects in the mitochondria may underlie an astonishing range of very familiar illnesses, researchers are beginning to suspect that the real number is vastly higher.
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