Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

Brain Enlargement and Regressive Autism – Amaral – Retrospective

Brain enlargement is associated with regression in preschool-age boys with autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22123952 Abstract Autism is a heterogeneous disorder with multiple behavioral and biological phenotypes. Accelerated brain growth during early childhood is a well-established biological feature of autism. Onset … Continue reading

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Is this the Biggest Breakthrough in Autism Research ever ? – Special Article

The University of California Davis – MIND Institute has just released two very important papers that on the face of their research account for some 23% of Autism cases and could well be the biggest breakthrough in ASD research ever. … Continue reading

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Specific Fetal Antigens and Autism – 23% – MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers identify specific fetal antigens attacked by maternal antibodies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/7439 Researchers identify biomarker for autism in a subset of children: Maternal Antibody-Related autism UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have identified the specific antibodies that target fetal … Continue reading

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Cerebrospinal fluid, Enlarged brain and Autism Biomarker – MIND Institute

Excessive cerebrospinal fluid and enlarged brain size in infancy are potential biomarkers for autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/7884 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) —Children who were later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder had excessive cerebrospinal fluid and enlarged brains in infancy, a study by a multidisciplinary … Continue reading

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Maternal Antibodies, Social Behavior and Autism II – MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers find exposure to prenatal maternal antibodies affects behavior, development in offspring http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/7762 Researchers identify biomarker for autism in a subset of children: Maternal Antibody-Related autism. SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have … Continue reading

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Maternal Antibodies, Social Behavior and Autism

Maternal antibodies from mothers of children with autism alter brain growth and social behavior development in the rhesus monkey http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v3/n7/full/tp201347a.html Antibodies directed against fetal brain proteins of 37 and 73 kDa molecular weight are found in approximately 12% of mothers who … Continue reading

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Manipulating the Gut microbiota in Allergy , Inflammation and Autism

Treg induction by a rationally selected mixture of Clostridia strains from the human microbiota http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12331.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20130711 Manipulation of the gut microbiota holds great promise for the treatment of inflammatory and allergic diseases1, 2. Although numerous probiotic microorganisms have been identified3, there … Continue reading

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