Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

Quick Interest – How we differ, Our Guts

Human gut microbiome viewed across age and geography http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11053.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20120510 Gut microbial communities represent one source of human genetic and metabolic diversity. To examine how gut microbiomes differ among human populations, here we characterize bacterial species in fecal samples from 531 … Continue reading

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Histamine and Microglia

This article from Journal of Neuroinflammation caught my eye … Histamine modulates microglia function http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/9/1/90/abstract (A provisional PDF is available at that link) “Histamine is commonly acknowledged as an inflammatory mediator in peripheral tissues, leaving its role in brain immune … Continue reading

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Babies Brains and Music…and Autism.

It’s not directly applicable to autism research (or is it ?) but it’s one of those fascinating studies that I love because it encompasses two of the major loves of my life neurology and music. Babies’ Brains Benefit from Music … Continue reading

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The Problem with Science

It’s an observation that I may have made about the research surrounding Autism, there is a “problem” and it’s been identified and acknowledged by a new article in Nature. What is that problem well  read ahead here. Beware the creeping … Continue reading

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