Congratulations Dr. Michael Chez for always taking giant steps to help our kids. Nicky and I love you and appreciate you for all you do! Can't wait to hear the results!
“I can verify he definitely got better,” Chez said. “All without extensive therapy.”
“What we are looking at is cases that don’t have an obvious genetic link,” Chez told FoxNews.com. “Patients that we presume something went wrong with their brains, which caused a change to autistic features.”
“We want to see if there is any benefit to giving them an infusion to redirect the nervous system cells, which may have programmed themselves due to a secondary factor,” Chez said. “This may work on autism in different mechanisms in theory by modifying either the immune system or modifying the nervous system by indirect or direct methods.”
“The next level of research will be to determine how that works,” Chez said.
“In theory, it would take more than that time for the nervous system to grow,” he said. “It might be more than growing tissue. It may be a simple infusion [however, and] it doesn’t have to travel to your brain.
“The data is scattered with glimmers of potential benefits,” Chez said. “There are also patients who have gone to other countries and gotten so-called cord blood on their own; and we’re getting anecdotal Internet studies that we don’t want to be misinterpreted: We want to do this in a scientific way and make sure it’s not just these parents are so hopeful, they are seeing a placebo effect.”