WCBE Stories
11:35 am
Fri December 19, 2008

OSU finds proteins linked to both autisim and nicotine addiction

Columbus, OH – Ohio State University scientists have identified a relationship between two proteins in the brain that has links to both nicotine addiction and autism. The finding has led researchers to speculate existing drugs used to curb nicotine addiction might serve as the basis for potential therapies to alleviate the symptoms of autism. Lead researcher Rene Anand - Associate Professor of Pharmacology in OSU's College of Medicine - talks about the findings and future implications with Mike Foley.