Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

Microbe Exposure, Maternal / Fetal Immune Response – Tuberculosis

Neonatal, atopic and infectious disease outcomes among children born to mothers with latent tuberculosis infection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23671394 Abstract Exposure to microbes may result in maternal immune responses that can affect fetal immune development. Several lines of evidence have shown that mycobacterial … Continue reading

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Fetal Programming and the Immune System

Maternal immune stimulation during pregnancy shapes the immunological phenotype of offspring. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23643646 Abstract Epidemiological studies have associated infection during pregnancy with increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, which is modeled in rodents by stimulating the immune system of pregnant … Continue reading

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Meditation , Anterior Cingulate Cortex : Implications for Autism ?

Anxious? Activate Your Anterior Cingulate Cortex With a Little Meditation http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2013/Anxious_Activate_Your_Anterior_Cingulate_Cortex_With_a_Little_Meditation.htm WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., – June 3, 2013 – Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists at Wake … Continue reading

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