Monthly Archives: March 2014

Environmental Factors, Pesticides, Viruses and Autism

Autism and intellectual disability incidence linked with environmental factors http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2014/20140313-autism.html March 13, 2014 An analysis of 100 million US medical records reveals that autism and intellectual disability (ID) rates are correlated at the county level with incidence of genital malformations … Continue reading

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GI Dysfunction in Autism

Gastrointestinal issues in autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24614765 Abstract While autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by communication impairments, social abnormalities, and stereotypic behaviors, several medical comorbidities are observed in autistic individuals. Of these, gastrointestinal (GI) abnormalities are of particular interest … Continue reading

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Crohn’s , Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Bacteria Identified

Large study identifies the exact gut bacteria involved in Crohn’s disease Cell.com While the causes of Crohn’s disease are not well understood, recent research indicates an important role for an abnormal immune response to the microbes that live in the … Continue reading

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Gut Bacteria , Immune Cells and Autism

Research Update: Battling Infection With Microbes http://www.caltech.edu/content/research-update-battling-infection-microbes A relationship between gut bacteria and blood cell development helps the immune system fight infection, Caltech researchers say. The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick … Continue reading

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Autism in Siblings – Detected from 12 Months – 17% Develop ASD

Atypical development in the siblings of children with autism is detectable at 12 months http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8718 Atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study published by … Continue reading

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Differing Brain Processes for Read and Heard Language

Areas of the brain process read and heard language differently http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/homepage/1/news-and-topstories/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=4587&cHash=42728a863b (Vienna, 4th March 2014) The brain processes read and heard language differently. This is the key and new finding of a study at the University Department of Radiology and … Continue reading

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Inheriting Stress – New York Times

Inheriting Stress – Sunday Review http://www.nytimes.com WE intuitively understand, and scientific studies confirm, that if a woman experiences stress during her pregnancy, it can affect the health of her baby. But what about stress that a woman experiences before getting … Continue reading

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Psychological Effects of Anti-Depressants – Worse than Thought

Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought http://www.liv.ac.uk/ LIVERPOOL, UK – 26 February 2014: A University of Liverpool researcher has shown that thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties and emotional numbness as a result of anti-depressants may be more widespread than … Continue reading

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IQ Brain Cortex and Thinning – Implications for Autism

New evidence confirms link between IQ and brain cortex https://www.mcgill.ca/channels-contribute/channels/news/new-evidence-confirms-link-between-iq-and-brain-cortex-233830 Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study Rate of change in the thickness of the brain’s cortex is an important factor associated with a person’s change in IQ, … Continue reading

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