Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Immune Mechanism – Implications for Autism ?

Scientists discover new mechanism regulating the immune response http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=132475&CultureCode=en 28 June 2013 Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland) Scientists at an Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence have discovered a new mechanism regulating the immune response that can leave a person … Continue reading

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Insulin and treatment in Schizophrenia

Fasting insulin serum levels and psychopathology profiles in male schizophrenic inpatients treated with olanzapine or risperidone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23803867 Recent studies have suggested that higher insulin levels are associated with better psychopathology profiles in cross-sectional samples of patients with schizophrenia. This study … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia, Immune System and perinatal environment

Perinatal complications and schizophrenia: involvement of the immune system http://www.frontiersin.org/Neuroendocrine_Science/10.3389/fnins.2013.00110/full The neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia suggests that, at least in part, events occurring within the intrauterine or perinatal environment at critical times of brain development underlies emergence of the psychosis … Continue reading

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Grey Matter – ASD and ADHD

The Relationship Between Grey-Matter and ASD and ADHD Traits in Typical Adults. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23138728 Abstract We tested whether in 85 healthy adults (18-29¬†years) there is a relationship between grey-matter (GM) volume and autism and ADHD symptom severity. The structural MRI findings … Continue reading

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Autism and the Thalamus – Sensory and Motor Function

A Deep Brain Disorder http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news.aspx?s=74321 An SDSU research team has discovered that autism in children affects not only social abilities, but also a broad range of sensory and motor skills. By Natalia Van Stralen A group of investigators from San … Continue reading

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ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Adults

Asperger syndrome: a frequent comorbidity in first diagnosed adult ADHD patients? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23793277 Abstract BACKGROUND: Because adult ADHD is often accompanied by psychiatric comorbidities, the diagnostic process should include a thorough investigation for comorbid disorders. Asperger-Syndrome is rarely reported in adult … Continue reading

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Insulin Growth Factor-1 Treatment in Autism and Muscular Dystorphy

Insulin-like growth factor-1 rescues synaptic and motor deficits in a mouse model of autism and developmental delay. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23621888 Abstract BACKGROUND: Haploinsufficiency of SHANK3, due to either hemizygous gene deletion (termed 22q13 deletion syndrome or Phelan-McDermid syndrome) or to gene mutation, … Continue reading

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Diet and Autism

How nutritional status, diet and dietary supplements can affect autism. A review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23789306 Abstract Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms arising that are apparent throughout the patient’s lifespan. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are characterised by impaired social and communication … Continue reading

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Post Natal Mice and MET

Synaptic and extrasynaptic location of the receptor tyrosine kinase Met during postnatal development in the mouse neocortex and hippocampus. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23787772 Abstract MET, a replicated autism risk gene, encodes a pleiotropic receptor tyrosine kinase implicated in multiple cellular processes during development … Continue reading

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Iceland : Autism Prevalence

Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in an Icelandic birth cohort. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23788511 Abstract OBJECTIVES: A steady increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been reported in studies based on different methods, requiring adjustment for participation and missing data. … Continue reading

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