Daily Archives: May 8, 2013

Depression , Stimulation , Vargus Nerve and the Gut.

Nerve stimulation for severe depression changes brain function http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/25384.aspx May 7, 2013 By Jim Dryden For nearly a decade, doctors have used implanted electronic stimulators to treat severe depression in people who don’t respond to standard antidepressant therapy. Now, preliminary … Continue reading

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IMFAR 2013 – GI Abnormalities, Autism and Treatment – CIT (500th Post*)

Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Probiotic Treatment in a Mouse Model of an ASD Risk Factor https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2013/webprogram/Paper13367.html P. H. Patterson, California Institute of Technology, Altadena, CA Background: While autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by language and social deficits, recent studies have … Continue reading

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IMFAR 2013 – Non Human Primate Maternal Immune Activation – UC Davis

A Nonhuman Primate Model of Maternal Immune Activation https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2013/webprogram/Paper13364.html M. D. Bauman, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA Background: Maternal infection during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of having a child later develop a neurodevelopmental disorder, … Continue reading

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IMFAR 2013 – BPA Exposure – North Carolina State University

Environmental Impacts On the Brain and Behavior https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2013/webprogram/Paper12629.html H. Patisaul, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Background: Although it has long been suspected that environmental factors such as chemical contaminants, dietary components, infection or even maternal stress might contribute to … Continue reading

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