Monthly Archives: May 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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Premature Birth, Brain Development – Implications for Autism

Premature birth interrupts brain development http://www.healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/22617/ Imaging technique shows premature birth interrupts vital brain development processes, leading to reduced cognitive abilities in infants Researchers from King’s College London have for the first time used a novel form of MRI to … Continue reading

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Air pollution and Hyperactivity

Early-Life Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Hyperactivity http://www.healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/22617/ CINCINNATI—Early-life exposure to traffic-related air pollution was significantly associated with higher hyperactivity scores at age 7, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical … Continue reading

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Environmental Enrichment – Positive Treatment Option for Autism

New Research Suggests Possible Direction for Treatment of Autism http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/05/autism-treatment.aspx Treatment can be done at home or school at low cost, according to study. WASHINGTON — In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental … Continue reading

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Ketamine and Treatment Resistant Depression : Rett Syndrome / Autism

Ketamine Shows Significant Therapeutic Benefit in People With Treatment-Resistant Depression http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/programs/mood-and-anxiety-disorders-program/depression-research May 18, 2013 — Patients with treatment-resistant major depression saw dramatic improvement in their illness after treatment with ketamine, an anesthetic, according to the largest ketamine clinical trial to-date … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia Medicine is powerful weapon against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Now we know why old schizophrenia medicine works on antibiotics-resistant bacteria http://www.sdu.dk/en/ In 2008 researchers from the University of Southern Denmark showed that the drug thioridazine, which has previously been used to treat schizophrenia, is also a powerful weapon against … Continue reading

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Mucosal Immunology and Food Allergy

Mucosal immunology of food allergy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23660362 Pediatric Allergy and Immunology] Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA. Abstract Food allergies are increasing in prevalence at a higher rate than … Continue reading

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