Daily Archives: May 20, 2012

Bacteria … they’re every where … and it depends on your education ?

Another heads up from Paul Patterson and his blog Infectious Behaviour on bacteria. http://infectiousbehavior.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/social-networks-in-the-news/ A quick whirl around the internet and an April 2012 article published at New Scientist caught my eye. Babies are born dirty, with a gutful of … Continue reading

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Changes in Brain Sizes related to Drugs

Contrasting Effects of Haloperidol and Lithium on Rodent Brain Structure: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study with Postmortem Confirmation http://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223%2811%2901202-9/abstract “Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies suggest that antipsychotic -treated patients with schizophrenia show a decrease in gray-matter volumes, whereas lithium-treated patients … Continue reading

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Antibiotics and Fragile X – IMFAR 2012 Autism Conference.

http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/conference-news/2012/international-meeting-for-autism-research-2012/early-data-suggest-antibiotic-helps-treat-fragile-x-syndrome “In the study, researchers analyzed data from 48 children and teens, ages 3 to 16, with fragile X syndrome, one of the most common forms of inherited intellectual disability. Participants took either the drug or the placebo for three … Continue reading

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Oxytocin and Autism

Yale University researchers have for some time been examining Oxytocin and Autism their latest research is presented below. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120519213236.htm “Preliminary results from an ongoing, large-scale study by Yale School of Medicine researchers shows that oxytocin — a naturally occurring substance … Continue reading

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ADHD, Alcohol and Implications for Autism.

Interesting piece of research presented in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders by researchers at various Canadian Universities and Hospitals. Comparison of spatial working memory in children with prenatal alcohol exposure and those diagnosed with ADHD; A functional magnetic resonance imaging … Continue reading

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