A study by Northwestern Medicine has found that reversing fetal alcohol damage after birth is possible using two commonly used drugs.

When given after birth, the drugs erase the learning and memory deficits caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. This can potentially mean that a treatment for fetal alcohol damage has been found.

Lead investigator and senior author Eva Redei notes, ‘We’ve shown you can interfere after the damage from alcohol is done. That’s huge. We have identified a potential treatment for alcohol spectrum disorder. Currently, there is none’.

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