Daily Archives: August 17, 2012

Bacteria, Inflammation and Cancer

Clear Links Found Between Inflammation, Bacterial Communities and Cancer http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120816141527.htm ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2012) — What if a key factor ultimately behind a cancer was not a genetic defect but ecological? Ecologists have long known that when some major change … Continue reading

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Parasites, Inflammation and Suicide

Common parasite may trigger suicide attempts http://news.msu.edu/story/common-parasite-may-trigger-suicide-attempts/ University of Michigan – Press Release EAST LANSING, Mich. — A parasite thought to be harmless and found in many people may actually be causing subtle changes in the brain, leading to suicide … Continue reading

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Oxytocin and Autism – Treatment

Long-term oxytocin administration improves social behaviors in a girl with autistic disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22888794 Complete article available here as provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/12/110/abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) exhibit core autistic symptoms including social impairments from early childhood and mostly … Continue reading

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The Rat and Valproic Acid

Effects of Rat Prenatal Exposure to Valproic Acid on Behaviour and Neuro-Anatomy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22890088 Abstract Autism is a highly debilitating disorder that has recently displayed a dramatic rise in incidence. In order to realistically study preventative and remedial strategies, it is … Continue reading

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