Daily Archives: April 27, 2012

Quick Post – PD-1 Regulates IgA Selection and Bacterial Composition in the Gut

The Inhibitory Receptor PD-1 Regulates IgA Selection and Bacterial Composition in the Gut http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6080/485.short Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is essential to maintain the symbiotic balance between gut bacterial communities and the host immune system. Here we provide evidence that the inhibitory … Continue reading

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Quick Post – Microbes in Early Life.

Microbial Exposure During Early Life Has Persistent Effects on Natural Killer T Cell Function http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6080/489.short “Exposure to microbes during early childhood is associated with protection from immune-mediated diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and asthma. Here, we show that … Continue reading

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Smoking and Autism ?

Smoking and Autism is there a relationship ? Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.1104556 “After accounting for the potential of under-ascertainment bias, we found … Continue reading

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Environment and Autism

1.Lead 2.Methylmercury 3.PCBs 4.Organophosphate pesticides 5.Organochlorine pesticides 6.Endocrine disruptors 7.Automotive exhaust 8.Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons 9.Brominated flame retardants 10.Perfluorinated compounds Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center Publishes a List of the Top Ten Toxic Chemicals Suspected to Cause Autism and Learning … Continue reading

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