Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

Bacteria, Inflammation and Schizophrenia

Discordant patterns of bacterial translocation markers and implications for innate immune imbalances in schizophrenia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23746484 Abstract The origin of inflammation in psychiatric disorders is not well understood. The translocation of commensal microbiota across the gastrointestinal barrier can result in a … Continue reading

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C-reactive protein in Eczema

Influence of maternal and cord blood C-reactive protein on childhood respiratory symptoms and eczema. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23773138 Abstract BACKGROUND: Inflammatory processes during pregnancy might affect fetal lung development and immune responses. We examined the associations of maternal and cord blood C-reactive protein … Continue reading

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Scanning the Brain for Emotions – Implications for Autism.

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Identify Emotions Based on Brain Activity http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2013/june/june19_identifyingemotions.html New Study Extends “Mind Reading” Research to Feelings by Applying Machine Learning Techniques to fMRI Data PITTSBURGH—For the first time, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have identified which … Continue reading

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Canadian Autism Prevalence

The changing prevalence of autism in three regions of Canada. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23771514 Abstract In 2002/2003, the National Epidemiologic Database for the Study of Autism in Canada started capturing information on children diagnosed with autism in different regions of the country. Based … Continue reading

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Autism and ADHD – The Genetic Overlap

The genetic overlap of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23776346 Abstract Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are classified as distinct disorders within the DSM-IV-TR (1994). The manual excludes simultaneous use of both … Continue reading

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