Daily Archives: June 2, 2013

Bacteroides fragilis (PSA) and Colitis.

Outer membrane vesicles of a human commensal mediate immune regulation and disease protection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22999859 Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA. Abstract Commensal bacteria impact host health and immunity through various mechanisms, including the production of … Continue reading

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Food Allergy and Microbiota

A microbiota signature associated with experimental food allergy promotes allergic sensitization and anaphylaxis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23201093 Commensal microbiota play a critical role in maintaining oral tolerance. The effect of food allergy on the gut microbial ecology remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to … Continue reading

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Webinar – SFARI – Sarkis Mazmanian – Probiotics for Autism

Webinar: Sarkis Mazmanian explores probiotics for autism http://sfari.org/sfari-community/webinar-series/2013/webinar-sarkis-mazmanian-explores-probiotics-for-autism/ “Mazmanian will discuss his lab’s investigation into the connection between gut bacteria, intestinal disease and autism — and how this work may lead to using probiotics to treat the disorder.” Full Details … Continue reading

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Are common bacterial infections making children mentally ill?

Originally posted on Infectious Behavior:
“A feverish debate” – Excellent new article on PANDAS etc by Alison Motluck.

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Schizophrenia and Lead – Implications for Autism ?

Lead acts to trigger schizophrenia http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/ Behavioral and MRI study in mice points to a synergistic relationship between lead exposure and schizophrenia gene Mice engineered with a human gene for schizophrenia and exposed to lead during early life exhibited behaviors … Continue reading

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Circadian Rhytms, the Immune System and Gut Infections

Circadian rhythms control body’s response to intestinal infections, UCI-led study finds http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/circadian-rhythms-control-bodys-response-to-intestinal-infections-uci-led-study-finds/ Results suggest new approach to treating bacterial pathogens such as salmonella Irvine, Calif., May 31, 2013 — Circadian rhythms can boost the body’s ability to fight intestinal bacterial … Continue reading

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