Daily Archives: January 28, 2013

Baby Pigs , Bacteria and Human Health

Bacterial supplement could help young pigs fight disease http://www.asas.org/membership-services/press-room/press-release-interpretive-summary-archive/bacterial-supplement-could-help-young-pigs-fight-disease A common type of bacteria may help pigs stay healthy during weaning. In a study of 36 weanling-age pigs, researchers found that a dose of lipid-producing Rhodococcus opacus bacteria increased circulating … Continue reading

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Maternal Infection, Autism and central dopamine (DA) system.

Effect of maternal lipopolysaccharide administration on the development of dopaminergic receptors and transporter in the rat offspring. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23349891 Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, and Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Abstract Epidemiological evidence supports … Continue reading

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mtDNA and Autism

Evidence of reactive oxygen species-mediated damage to mitochondrial DNA in children with typical autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23347615 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) is particularly susceptible to damage mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Although elevated ROS production and elevated biomarkers of … Continue reading

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Very Preterm Children and Autism

Psychiatric outcomes at age seven for very preterm children: rates and predictors. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23347471 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Vic., Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Vic Abstract Uncertainty remains about the rate of specific psychiatric disorders and associated predictive factors … Continue reading

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Zinc Homeostasis and Autism

Environmental factors in autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23346059 WG Molecular Analysis of Synaptopathies, Neurology Department, Neurocenter of Ulm University Ulm, Germany. Abstract Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by impairments in communication and social behavior, and by repetitive behaviors. Although genetic factors might … Continue reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation and Autism

DBS in the basolateral amygdala improves symptoms of autism and related self-injurious behavior: a case report and hypothesis on the pathogenesis of the disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23346052 Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Cologne Cologne, Germany. Abstract We treated a … Continue reading

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