Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

Autism Clusters – Immune System

Cluster Analysis of Autistic Patients Based on Principal Pathogenetic Components http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aur.1226/abstract “We have recently described four principal pathogenetic components in autism: (I) circadian and sensory dysfunction, (II) immune abnormalities, (III) neurodevelopmental delay, and (IV) stereotypic behaviors. Using hierarchical and k-means … Continue reading

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Love Hormone for ASD Dads ?

Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Oxytocin seems associated with parenting style, and experimental work showed positive effects of intranasally administered oxytocin on parenting style of fathers. Here, the first double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject experiment with intranasal oxytocin administration to fathers of … Continue reading

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Autism and Dyslexia (and meditation)

Some interesting research coming out of University of Louisville in Kentucky in regards to gyrification of autistics, dyslexics, and controls. (Thought provoking if you read the additional readings presented below.) “In this present study, we apply spherical harmonics, an established … Continue reading

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