Daily Archives: August 13, 2012

Perinatal and Neonatal Risk Factors for Autism: A Comprehensive Meta-analysis – Retrospective

Perinatal and Neonatal Risk Factors for Autism: A Comprehensive Meta-analysis http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3387855/?tool=pubmed Full Article “Factors associated with autism risk in the meta-analysis were abnormal presentation, umbilical-cord complications, fetal distress, birth injury or trauma, multiple birth, maternal hemorrhage, summer birth, low birth … Continue reading

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UCP2 – Mast Cells and Autism

Mast Cell Secretion and the Mitochondrial Uncoupling Protein UCP2 http://sackler.tufts.edu/Academics/Degree-Programs/PhD-Programs/Faculty-Research-Pages/Theoharis-Theoharides.aspx The Theoharis Theoharides Lab – Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences   Mast Cells and Disease Processes Mast cells are known for their involvement in allergic reactions, but … Continue reading

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Birth, Brains and Proteins – Yale – Autism implications.

Natural birth — but not C-section — triggers brain boosting proteins http://news.yale.edu/2012/08/08/natural-birth-not-c-section-triggers-brain-boosting-proteins Vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, according to a new study by Yale … Continue reading

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Shrinking Brains – Depression and Stress – Yale

Yale team discovers how stress and depression can shrink the brain http://news.yale.edu/2012/08/12/yale-team-discovers-how-stress-and-depression-can-shrink-brain Major depression or chronic stress can cause the loss of brain volume, a condition that contributes to both emotional and cognitive impairment. Now a team of researchers led … Continue reading

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