Daily Archives: May 24, 2012

Autism and Autoimmune Disease – IMFAR 2012

Gene Network Analysis of Autism and Autoimmue Disorders http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper11459.html J. Y. Jung1 and D. P. Wall2, (1)Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, (2)Pathology/Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Background:”Autism is highly heritable, but the genetic risk factors of … Continue reading

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Autism, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy and Developmental Disorder – Genes – IMFAR 2012

Variable Phenotypic Expressivity of Specific Copy Number Variants and Single Gene Mutations in Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper11765.html “The objective of this literature review was to examine the variable phenotypic expression of selected DNA copy number variants (CNVs) and … Continue reading

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SFARI talks about Rats in 2011- Gut Bacteria and Autism

Just a quick link to a Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) 2011 article outlining the work surrounding bacteria and the gut in Autism. http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2011/studies-implicate-gut-bacteria-in-autism “The latest research, conducted over the past several years, probes the controversial possibility that whatever … Continue reading

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…. and Rats, Propionic Acid and Autism – One more time – IMFAR 2012

Intraventricular Enteric Short Chain Fatty Acid Infusions in Rats Induce Behavioural, Neuropathological, Lipid and Epigenetic Changes Consistent with Autism B. B. Nankova1, E. LaGamma1, A. R. Taylor2, L. J. Tichenoff2 and D. F. MacFabe3, (1)Westchester Medical Centre, New York Medical … Continue reading

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More Rats, Propionic Acid and Autism – IMFAR 2012

Time Course of Propionic Acid Induced Lipid, Neuroinflammatory and Cognitive Deficits In the Morris Water Maze-Further Development of A Novel Rodent Model of Autism http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper11272.html J. Mepham, F. Boon, A. R. Taylor, R. H. Thomas, D. P. Cain, K. -. … Continue reading

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Rats, Propionic Acid and Lipopolysaccharide – Prenatal Exposure – IMFAR 2012

Prenatal Exposure to Propionic Acid and Lipopolysaccharide Produces Developmental Delay, Anxiety-Like Behavior, and Hyper-Sensitivity to Acoustic Startle in Adolescent Rats http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper10562.html K. A. Foley1, M. Kavaliers1, K. -. P. Ossenkopp2 and D. F. MacFabe1, (1)The Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group, … Continue reading

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Pregnancy , Immune System and Autism – IMFAR 2012

Maternal Immune Stimulation During Pregnancy Leads to a Pro-Inflammatory Phenotype in Offspring http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper10355.html Background: Epidemiological studies show that infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in children. In rodents, injection of pregnant dams with infectious pathogens … Continue reading

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Maternal Asthma and Autism – IMFAR 2012

In Utero Exposure to B2AR Agonists and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper10386.html N. B. Gidaya1, B. K. Lee1, I. Burstyn1, E. L. Mortensen2 and C. J. Newschaffer1, (1)Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA, (2)Institute of Public Health … Continue reading

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Refined Subtyping of Autistic Patients Based on Pathogenetic Components

http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper10445.html R. Sacco1,2, S. Rossi1, B. Manzi1, P. Curatolo3, C. Bravaccio4, C. Lenti5 and A. M. Persico1,2, (1)Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, Univ. Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy, (2)IRCCS “Fondazione S. Lucia”, Rome, Italy, (3)Child Neuropsychiatry, Univ. of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Rome, Italy, … Continue reading

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polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and Autism in a Finnish National Birth Cohort

Early Gestational Levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Autism in a Finnish National Birth Cohort http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper10669.html K. Cheslack-Postava1, P. Rantakokko2, S. Hinkka-Yli-Salomaki3, H. M. Surcel4, I. W. McKeague1, A. Sourander5 and A. S. Brown6, (1)Columbia University, New York, NY, (2)National … Continue reading

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