Daily Archives: August 3, 2013

Schizophrenia – Gene Expression – Early Fetal Development / Early Adulthood Key Time Points

Stray Prenatal Gene Network Suspected in Schizophrenia http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/stray-prenatal-gene-network-suspected-in-schizophrenia.shtml May Disrupt Birth of New Neurons in Prefrontal Cortex Researchers have reverse-engineered the outlines of a disrupted prenatal gene network in schizophrenia, by tracing spontaneous mutations to where and when they likely … Continue reading

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Interleukin-6 and Interleukin-1β – Maternal Immune Activation / Epilepsy

Maternal immune activation promotes hippocampal kindling epileptogenesis in mice. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23907982 OBJECTIVE: Maternal immune activation (MIA) triggered by infections, has been identified as a cause of autism in the offspring. Considering the involvement of perturbations in innate immunity in epilepsy, we … Continue reading

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Trajectories of Autism Severity

Trajectories of Autism Severity in Early Childhood. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23907710 Abstract Relatively little is known about trajectories of autism severity using calibrated severity scores (CSS) from the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, but characterizing these trajectories has important theoretical and clinical implications. This … Continue reading

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Allergy, Insulin and Brain Function

Chronic airway-induced allergy in mice modifies gene expression in the brain toward insulin resistance and inflammatory responses http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/10/1/99/abstract Full Provisional PDF at Link Background Chronic systemic inflammation affects brain functionality and may negatively influence the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. Allergy … Continue reading

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