Daily Archives: July 18, 2013

More Bad News for BPA

BPA + chlorine = bad news http://www.utmb.edu/ Modified forms of bisphenol A found to alter hormone signaling in new, disturbing ways For years, scientists have been worried about bisphenol A. The chemical is known as an “endocrine disruptor,” a substance … Continue reading

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New Research on Genetic Links of Autism and Schizophrenia

CAMH scientists discover genetic changes that may contribute to the onset of schizophrenia http://www.camh.ca July 16, 2013 – Scientists from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered rare genetic changes that may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia. … Continue reading

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Autoimmune Disease Treatment – Directing T-Cells : Implications for Autism ?

Researcher finds way to convert blood cells into autoimmune disease treatment http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q3/researcher-finds-way-to-convert-blood-cells-into-autoimmune-disease-treatment.html WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cells from one’s own blood could be converted into a treatment for autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease, based on the discovery … Continue reading

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Maternal Sleep, the Immune System and Outcome

Poor Sleep in Pregnancy Can Disrupt the Immune System and Cause Birth-Related Complications, Pitt Study Finds http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2013/Pages/pitt-study-poor-sleep-in-pregnancy-can-disrupt-immune-system.aspx PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2013 – Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and … Continue reading

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