Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nerve Growth Factor and Non Verbal Communication.

QTL replication and targeted association highlight the nerve growth factor gene for nonverbal communication deficits in autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22105621 Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Abstract Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) … Continue reading

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Major Histocompatibility Complex and Epilepsy – Autism Implications ?

Differential expression of major histocompatibility complex class I in developmental glioneuronal lesions http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/10/1/12/abstract Department of (Neuro)Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands Full PDF at link Abstract (provisional) The expression of the major … Continue reading

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Maternal Inflammation – Significant Role in Autism II

Prenatal inflammation linked to autism risk http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsroom/releases/2013/january24/index.cfm Maternal inflammation during early pregnancy may be related to an increased risk of autism in children, according to new findings supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the … Continue reading

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Immune System, The Brain and Serotonin Signalling

A Dialogue between the Immune System and Brain, Spoken in the Language of Serotonin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23336044 Department of Pharmacology and Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center , Nashville, Tennessee 37232-8548, United States. Abstract Neuropsychiatric disorders have long been linked to … Continue reading

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Maternal Inflammation – Significant Role in Autism

Elevated maternal C-reactive protein and autism in a national birth cohort. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23337946 1] Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA [2] Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School … Continue reading

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GI Bacteria, Autoimmune Disease and Hormones.

GI Tract Bacteria May Protect Against Autoimmune Disease http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130117133003.htm Jan. 17, 2013 — Early life exposure to normal bacteria of the GI tract (gut microbes) protects against autoimmune disease in mice, according to research published on-line in the January 17 … Continue reading

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Valproic Acid effects on Males : Autism

Male-specific alteration in excitatory postsynaptic development and social interaction in prenatal valproic acid exposure model of autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23311691 Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea; Center for Neuroscience Research, SMART Institute of Advanced Biomedical … Continue reading

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Tourette and Immune System

Immune-mediated animal models of Tourette syndrome. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23313649 Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York Abstract An autoimmune diathesis has been proposed in Tourette syndrome (TS) and related neuropsychiatric disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, … Continue reading

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Folate and Autism : Two studies

Clinical recognition and aspects of the cerebral folate deficiency syndromes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23314536 We characterized cerebral folate deficiency (CFD) as any neuro-psychiatric condition associated with low spinal fluid (CSF) N5-methyltetrahydrofolate (MTHF) but normal folate status outside the central nervous system (CNS). The … Continue reading

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Paternal Age : No Influence on CNV

Increased paternal age and the influence on burden of genomic copy number variation in the general population. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23315237 Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht The Netherlands Abstract Genomic copy number variations (CNVs) and increased … Continue reading

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