Daily Archives: September 12, 2012

Autism and the Immune system – Perspective

“Could there be a link between the rise in immune-mediated disorders such as autoimmunity and allergies/asthma, and a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism? It is only through the willingness to consider the possible shared mechanisms that we will be able to … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia , Low Birth Weight and Influenza

Decreased Birth Weight in Psychosis: Influence of Prenatal Exposure to Serologically Determined Influenza and Hypoxia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22966148 Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Abstract Background: Decreased birth weight (BW) is associated with later psychosis, but the sources of decreased BW … Continue reading

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Aussie Mice, Infection and Autism.

Behaviour and hippocampus-specific changes in spiny mouse neonates after treatment of the mother with the viral-mimetic Poly I:C at mid-pregnancy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22960545 Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne 3168, Australia. Abstract Epidemiological studies have suggested a … Continue reading

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