Daily Archives: October 3, 2012

FOXP2 – Genetic link between Autism and Crohn’s Disease ?

A genome-wide association study on a southern European population identifies a new Crohn’s disease susceptibility locus at RBX1-EP300. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22936669 Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified multiple risk loci for Crohn’s disease (CD). However, the … Continue reading

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Beneficial Microbes and Disease II

Pathobionts of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Inflammatory Disease Janet Chow,1 Haiqing Tang,1 and Sarkis K. Mazmanian1,* Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 91125 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3426444/ Abstract Our immune system is charged with the vital mission of identifying invading … Continue reading

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Beneficial Microbes and Disease

Medical Microbiologist Sarkis Mazmanian: 2012 MacArthur Fellow Thanks to the heads up from Paul Patterson who works in collaboration with Sarkis. Fascinating short you tune video here … http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B4tJ3jMAbgg Some work that Sarkis Mazmanian has been involved in … Outer … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Infectious Behavior:
Elaine Hsiao and I just published an invited note on the SFARI¬†(Simons Foundation autism Research Initiative) site regarding the role of the placenta in autism. The title they place on the article, “Placenta plays potent…

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Girls and Boys : No Sex Differences in Autism ?

Pre-school children with suspected autism spectrum disorders: Do girls and boys have the same profiles? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023300 Andersson GW, Gillberg C, Miniscalco C. Source Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Abstract The male to female ratio is raised … Continue reading

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