Daily Archives: June 14, 2012

Quick Post – Infection and Autism

Using Maternally Reported Data to Investigate the Association between Early Childhood Infection and Autism Spectrum Disorder: the Importance of Data Source. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22686389 BACKGROUND: Childhood infections have been found to be associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in previous studies using … Continue reading

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Mapping the Human Microbiome – Implications for Autism ?

Mapping the healthy human microbiome By Elizabeth Cooney, Broad Communications, June 13th, 2012 http://www.broadinstitute.org/news/4199 “Human beings are ecosystems on two legs, each of us carrying enough microbes to outnumber our human cells by 10 to 1 and our genes by … Continue reading

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Nature Special Edition – The Human Microbiota

The importance of the human microbiota has taken center stage in the biological / medical sciences. Now Nature has run a special issue. Human Microbiota http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/humanmicrobiota/index.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20120614 Current Research in Nature A framework for human microbiome research Barbara A. Methé et … Continue reading

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