Autism "could one day be treated with a probiotic pill"

Mice fed faeces from human children with autism developed signs of having the disorder, scientists claim.

Rodents given the faecal transplants were less likely to socialise and more likely to develop repetitive behaviour.

Researchers were adamant their research didn’t prove bacteria in the gut caused autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

However, they believe the findings could lead to new treatments for the disorder, such as probiotic drugs.