Daily Archives: July 6, 2013

Disruption of Blood Brain Barrier, MMP-9 : Implications for Autism ?

Disruption of the blood–brain barrier after generalized tonic-clonic seizures correlates with cerebrospinal fluid MMP-9 levels http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/10/1/80/abstract Full article as a PDF at above link Background Increasing evidence suggests seizures cause blood–brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction including decreased seizure threshold and higher … Continue reading

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HGF, GABA and Autism severity

Correlation Between Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) and Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Plasma Levels in Autistic Children. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23825437 Abstract There is much support for the role of Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the etiology of autism. Recent research has shown that hepatocyte growth … Continue reading

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N-acetylcysteine for treatment of autism

N-acetylcysteine for treatment of autism, a case report. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23826003 Abstract There are a limited number of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of autism. Meanwhile, oxidative stress and neuroinflammation are supposed to play a causative role in … Continue reading

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Exercise, Enriched Environment, BDNF and Autism

Exercise increases brain growth factor and receptors, prevents stem cell drop in middle age American Physiological Society BETHESDA, Md. (Nov. 18, 2008) − A new study confirms that exercise can reverse the age-related decline in the production of neural stem … Continue reading

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Exercise increases positively Neurogenesis in Severe Developmental Disorder. (Epilepsy – Autism)

Exercise rescues mutated neural stem cells http://www.dkfz.de/en/presse/pressemitteilungen/2013/dkfz-pm-13-40-Exercise-rescues-mutated-neural-stem-cells.php No. 40 | 04/07/2013 | by Koh The genetic mutation leading to the developmental disorder “CHARGE syndrome” blocks the maturation of neural stem cells. This finding explains why CHARGE patients suffer from mental … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Epigenome – Brain Cells and Autism from Birth to Adulthood.

Unique epigenomic code identified during human brain development http://www.salk.edu/news/pressrelease_details.php?press_id=625 Salk findings uncovers dynamic changes in the epigenome that occur during brain circuitry formation LA JOLLA,CA—Changes in the epigenome, including chemical modifications of DNA, can act as an extra layer of … Continue reading

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The Good Bacteria and Autism

Clues about autism may come from the gut https://asunews.asu.edu/node/28239 Bacterial flora inhabiting the human gut have become one of the hottest topics in biological research. Implicated in a range of important activities – including digestion, fine-tuning body weight, regulating immune response and … Continue reading

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