A couple of new studies showed several fascinating facts about the risk of developing autism- it turns out that doctors and scientists can find out how high the risk of suffering from this disorder is through the placenta of a newborn baby. Kliman, a doctor and a researcher from Yale said that by a thorough examination of the placenta when the baby is born they can find out if the child has increased chances of developing this precise disorder.
At least one baby in 88 babies in America will suffer from autism. Doctors found out if they detect and treat the disorder earlier, the child will suffer less. In the past, researchers usually found out whether a child is suffering from this disorder when he is 2 or 3 years old, but now, if they can find out if the child is suffering from autism through the placenta, they can start a treatment from the moment they are certain that the child has the disorder.
A brand new study that was published just a couple of days ago showed that newborn babies that have siblings who are suffering from autism have a higher risk of developing it as well. Scientists explained the function of the placenta and the importance of it too. Kliman and his team of researchers stated that the placentas of the women who gave birth to children with autism were slightly dissimilar to other placentas. There was cell growth that was most definitely abnormal and unalike.
All in all, people who read this study must know that even though it is hundred percent based on solemn facts that are supported through medical research, it cannot really show whether the child will be autistic or not. It can only show if the child has an increased risk of becoming autistic.
Kliman’s team of researchers is still not giving up, though. They decided to keep on working on this study in order to find out more about the connection between the placenta and this specific disorder that is not as rare as it used to be in the past. Also, Kliman added that the heads of little toddlers who are autistic are slightly bigger than the heads of kids who are not suffering from any sort of disease. Kliman believes that this particular sort of testing should become a routine in medicine, because it might open the path to new solutions and ways of treating autistic children. Dawson, the chief science officer that works in Autism Speaks stated that the research conducted by Kliman and his team of researches is not the first and will not be the last research based on a newborn baby’s placenta and the risk of developing autism.
Nevertheless, even if it is not the first one, it is a research that has been conducted so carefully, and because of that, it might be really ground-breaking and change the views of doctors and scientists throughout the world.