Daily Archives: May 22, 2013

Allergy of the brain ? A New Perspective on Autism.

Is a Subtype of Autism an Allergy of the Brain? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23688533 Molecular Immunopharmacology and Drug Discovery Laboratory, Department of Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Abstract BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by deficits in … Continue reading

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New Findings – CNV in Childhood Schizophrenia and Autism

High rate of disease-related copy number variations in childhood onset schizophrenia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23689535 Childhood Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Abstract Copy number variants (CNVs) are risk factors in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, … Continue reading

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Open Label Pilot Study – Luteolin – ASD Children

An Open-Label Pilot Study of a Formulation Containing the Anti-Inflammatory Flavonoid Luteolin and Its Effects on Behavior in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23688534 Abstract BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests an association between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and inflammation in brain … Continue reading

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Aggression and Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Aggressive Behaviour linked specifically to secondhand smoke exposure in childhood. http://www.nouvelles.umontreal.ca/udem-news/news/20130521-aggressive-behaviour-linked-specifically-to-secondhand-smoke-exposure-in-childhood.html Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to physically aggressive and antisocial, regardless of whether they were exposed during pregnancy … Continue reading

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