Daily Archives: May 31, 2012

Fetal Brain Injury II

Inflammation during fetal and neonatal life: implications for neurologic and neuropsychiatric disease in children and adults. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22334391 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, SwedenAbstract “Inflammation is increasingly recognized as being of both physiological … Continue reading

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Fetal Brain Injury

Models of fetal brain injury, intrauterine inflammation, and preterm birth. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22380481 Department of Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Abstract “Intrauterine infection and inflammation are known risk factors for brain damage in the neonate irrespective of the gestational age. Infection-induced maternal … Continue reading

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Mast Cells and Autism – Treatment possibilities

I have previously posted work from Dr Theoharides at Tufts University Boston http://www.mastcellmaster.com/ Corticotropin-releasing hormone and extracellular mitochondria augment IgE-stimulated human mast-cell vascular endothelial growth factor release, which is inhibited by luteolin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22559745 BACKGROUND: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental … Continue reading

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Autism and Schizophrenia – CNV Overlaps

Association testing of copy number variants in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders http://www.jneurodevdisorders.com/content/4/1/15/abstract Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2012, 4:15┬ádoi:10.1186/1866-1955-4-15 Published: 30 May 2012 Abstract (provisional) Background “Autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia have been associated with an overlapping set of copy … Continue reading

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Nice article presented in Nature outlining some of the new knowledge in regards to Microglia. These have been the focus of research by researchers at Johns Hopkins Neuroimmunopathology Laboratory in regards to autism here … http://www.neuro.jhmi.edu/neuroimmunopath/autism.htm.Microglia: The constant gardeners Once … Continue reading

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