Monthly Archives: May 2012

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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Head Growth in Autism

Head Growth in Autism: A Population-Based Cohort Study http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper11663.html P. Suren1, M. Hornig2, M. Bresnahan2, D. Hirtz3, K. Kveim Lie1, W. I. Lipkin2, P. Magnus1, T. Reichborn-Kjennerud1, S. Schjolberg1, E. Susser2, A. S. Oyen1, L. Li4 and C. Stoltenberg1, (1)The … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Analysis of Glial Abnormalities in the Amygdala in Autism

Comprehensive Analysis of Glial Abnormalities in the Amygdala in Autism http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2012/webprogram/Paper11379.html J. T. Morgan, D. G. Amaral and C. M. Schumann, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, Sacramento, CA   Background: The amygdala plays a modulatory role in … Continue reading

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Immune Cells, Autism and a Mouse.

Research from the Nation Institute of  Neurological Disorders and Stroke. NIH-supported study shows how immune cells change wiring of the developing mouse brain http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/news_articles/pressrelease_microglia_pruning.htm *Reference: Schafer, D. et al. “Microglia sculpt postnatal neural circuits in an activity and complement-dependent manner” … Continue reading

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Fever during Pregnancy – Doubles Autism Risk.

UC Davis study shows that fever during pregnancy more than doubles the risk of autism or developmental delay in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/6594 Outcome leads authors to recommend further studies of inflammation and neurodevelopment May 23, 2012 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A team … Continue reading

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