Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Good , the Bad and the Bacteria – Inflammation or Protection ?

 Bacteria may protect against disease caused by stomach infection http://news.ucsc.edu/2013/03/stomach-microbes.html Other stomach microbes influence whether Helicobacter pylori infection causes inflammation leading to ulcers and cancer, study finds Half of the world’s human population is infected with the stomach bacteria called … Continue reading

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Glial Cells and Smarter Mice

Support Cells Found in Human Brain Make Mice Smarter http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3770 Glial cells – a family of cells found in the human central nervous system and, until recently, considered mere “housekeepers” – now appear to be essential to the unique complexity … Continue reading

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Virus, Genes, Schizophrenia and Autism

Virus and Genes Involved in Causation of Schizophrenia Mar. 8, 2013 — Viruses and genes interact in a way that may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia significantly. This happens already in the developing fetus. An international team of scientists … Continue reading

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Preterm Birth , Adolescence and Psychiatric Disorders

Behavioural outcomes and psychopathology during adolescence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23455605 Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester Abstract Preterm birth is associated with a high risk of residual neurodevelopmental disability and cognitive impairment. These problems are closely associated with psychiatric disorders and thus … Continue reading

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DSM-V – Adverse Effects for Asperger’s Syndrome

Proposed Changes to the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for Young Children and Their Families. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23456348 Children’s Health Fund, 215 West 125th Street, Suite 301, New York, NY, 10027, USA, Abstract The American Psychiatric Association … Continue reading

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MECP2 and Regression

Brief Report: Regression Timing and Associated Features in MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23456562 Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, timing, and associated features of developmental regression in … Continue reading

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Folate , B12 Treatment for Schizophrenia- Lessons for Autism

Folate and Vitamin B12 Reduce Disabling Schizophrenia Symptoms in Some Patients Mar. 6, 2013 — Adding the dietary supplements folate and vitamin B12 to treatment with antipsychotic medication improved a core symptom component of schizophrenia in a study of more … Continue reading

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Autism , Epilepsy, Tuberous Sclerosis and the mTOR pathway

Autism, epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis complex: a functional model linked to mTOR pathway. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23446718 Hospital Infantil Universitario Nino Jesus, 28009 Madrid, Espana. Abstract INTRODUCTION. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disorder that results from mutations in the TSC1 … Continue reading

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Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Autism

The Phenomenology and Clinical Correlates of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23446993 Department of Pediatrics, Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, University of South Florida Abstract This study investigated the phenomenology and clinical correlates of suicidal thoughts … Continue reading

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Infection and Stress : Schizophrenia

Malign environmental combination favours schizophrenia http://www.ethlife.ethz.ch/archive_articles/130301_schizophrenie_per/index_EN The interplay between an infection during pregnancy and stress in puberty plays a key role in the development of schizophrenia, as behaviourists from ETH Zurich demonstrate in a mouse model. However, there is no … Continue reading

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