Daily Archives: October 12, 2012

Neuron Transplants – Autism Implications.

Transplantation of Embryonic Neurons Raises Hope for Treating Brain Diseases UCSF Experiments Challenge Prevailing Theory for the Basis of Cell Death in the Developing Brain http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/10/12952/transplantation-embryonic-neurons-raises-hope-treating-brain-diseases The unexpected survival of embryonic neurons transplanted into the brains of newborn mice in … Continue reading

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Autism and Histamine

Rare copy number variants in tourette syndrome disrupt genes in histaminergic pathways and overlap with autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22169095 Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA. Studies of copy number variation (CNV) have characterized loci and … Continue reading

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Dopamine and the Immune System : A New Model

New Model to Explain the Role of Dopamine in Immune Regulation Described http://www.iospress.nl/ios_news/new-model-to-explain-the-role-of-dopamine-in-immune-regulation-described/ Mechanisms and Clinical Implications for Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia, and Other Diseases Reviewed in Advances in Neuroimmune Biology October 11, 2012 Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is associated with … Continue reading

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Twins , Bacteria and the Environment

Nurture trumps nature in study of oral bacteria in human twins, says CU study. http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/10/11/nurture-trumps-nature-study-oral-bacteria-human-twins-says-cu-study Highlights When several pairs of identical twins moved out of their homes and, for example, went off to college, the oral microbes they carried changed, … Continue reading

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