Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder affecting different brain regions, stemming from defects in a single gene. Unfortunately, Dr. Mehdi Sorensen, from the University Hospital of Vienna, Austria, lists 35 genetic mutations associated with ASD that mark a large amount of peripheral nerve cells of the brain and trigger symptoms in patients. See brain “Waves Brainwave Volts” for further articles.
In this article, researchers present an innovative technology – the use of light pulses to trigger neuronal activity – that could be used to treat sensory dysfunctions in ASD. Neuroscientists take the signal through a small patch on the top of the ornamented portion of the body, under the arms, so it can take part of being involved in such activities as walking, talking, or breathing.
Sorensen: Our neurologists are working in full clinical cooperation with research institutions like the ones who have developed innovative technologies during the course of the last 10 years to make a long-term medical benefit.
His colleague and CEU UCHI professor Andreas Bormann and two other scholars found that the technique – developed in cooperation with St. Gallen University Hospital – could be quickly adapted to psychiatric disorders. They aimed to make the technique effective with experimental models and to find its implementation clinically. The neuroscientists were looking at whether we could use light pulses in an invented way to induce neuronal activity for an ASD-like disorder. This method would make the neuroscientists more effective in their work and thus to be able to test whether the neuropsychological deficits could be felt in patients’ treatment.
We, therefore, started contacting the Van Gogh Institute in France and started to test our invention in a large number of patients. In short, what we achieved was to find the effect in the current sensory pathways that we could achieve, and therefore, to learn human behaviors and perhaps to prove that the sensory dysfunctions in ASD can be corrected.
Compound for a new diagnosis.