Daily Archives: July 27, 2012

Psychiatric comorbidities and Asperger’s – Immune System Relationship ?

Psychiatric comorbidities in asperger syndrome and high functioning autism: diagnostic challenges http://www.annals-general-psychiatry.com/content/11/1/16/abstract Full Provisional PDF available at link Several psychiatric conditions, both internalizing and externalizing, have been documented in comorbidity with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA). In … Continue reading

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Skin Protective role of Bacteria

Commensal Bacteria and Immune Cells Work Together to Fight Harmful Microbes http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2012/Pages/SkinMicrobiota.aspx Media Release A research team at the National Institutes of Health has found that bacteria that normally live in the skin may help protect the body from infection. … Continue reading

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Blood Biomarkers and Autism

A novel blood-based biomarker for detection of autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22832856 Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are classified as neurological developmental disorders. Several studies have been carried out to find a candidate biomarker linked to the development of these disorders, but … Continue reading

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Maternal Immune Activation and Autism

Effects of maternal immune activation on gene expression patterns in the fetal brain. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22832908 We are exploring the mechanisms underlying how maternal infection increases the risk for schizophrenia and autism in the offspring. Several mouse models of maternal immune activation … Continue reading

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Cognitive Impairment and Diabetes and Autism

Recurrent/moderate hypoglycemia induces hippocampal dendritic injury, microglial activation, and cognitive impairment in diabetic rats http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/9/1/182/abstract Abstract (provisional full PDF available at link) Background Recurrent/moderate (R/M) hypoglycemia is common in type 1 diabetes. Although mild or moderate hypoglycemia is not life-threatening, … Continue reading

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