Monthly Archives: May 2014

Children with Epilepsy – 21% Diagnosed with Autism.

Neurobehavioral Comorbidities in Children With Active Epilepsy: A Population-Based Study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24864167 Abstract BACKGROUND: In addition to recurrent epileptic seizures, children with epilepsy can have coexisting cognitive and behavioral difficulties but the spectrum and prevalence of such difficulties are uncertain. The … Continue reading

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Innate Lymphoid Cells – Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Autoimmune Disorders – Implications for Autism ?

Mainz and Freiburg immunologists discover immune system precursor cells that fight infection http://www.uni-mainz.de/presse/17302_ENG_HTML.php Evidence presented of the existence of a previously unknown form of lymphocyte that protects against intracellular infection 26.05.2014 The innate immune system recognizes infectious agents such as … Continue reading

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Tourette Syndrome – Dysfunctional Neural-Immune cross-talk

The role of immune mechanisms in Tourette syndrome. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24845720 Abstract Tourette syndrome (TS) is a childhood-onset tic disorder associated with abnormal development of brain networks involved in the sensory and motor processing. An involvement of immune mechanisms in its pathophysiology … Continue reading

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Gut Instinct and Fear – The Vagus Nerve and Autism

How the gut feeling shapes fear https://www.ethz.ch 22.05.2014 | Angelika Jacobs | Research We are all familiar with that uncomfortable feeling in our stomach when faced with a threatening situation. By studying rats, researchers at ETH Zurich have been able … Continue reading

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Gut Metabolites and Autism

Can Chemicals Produced by Gut Microbiota Affect Children with Autism? http://gm.asm.org BOSTON, MA — May 19, 2014 — Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have significantly different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals, called metabolites, in their feces compared to children … Continue reading

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IMFAR 2014 – Clinical Variables, Biological Endophenotypes

DATA Mining of Clinical Variables and Biological Endophenotypes in Autistic Patients Using Fourth Generation Artificial Neural Networks https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper17092.html Background: ¬†Several studies have attempted to partition autistic individuals into subtypes ideally homogeneous in terms of clinical presentation and/or underlying pathogenesis. Clinical … Continue reading

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IMFAR 2014 – Psychiatric and Medical Conditions Among Adults with ASD

Psychiatric and Medical Conditions Among Adults with ASD https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper17783.html Background: Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been shown to have a higher burden of medical and psychiatric comorbidities and increased utilization of health care services compared to the general … Continue reading

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IMFAR 2014 – Autism Co-Morbidities – Gender and Age – “staggering” decrease in epilepsy with age.

The Influence of Gender and Age on Prevalence Rates of Comorbid Disorders in Autism https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper16709.html Background: Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently suffer from one or more other disorders. Yet, despite the obvious need to assess the prevalence … Continue reading

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IMFAR 2014 – Sex Differences, Brain Structure and Autism.

Sex Differences in Brain Structure of Preschool-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper16562.html Background: ¬†Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 88 children in the United States, but the disorder is much more common in boys than in girls. Although … Continue reading

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IMFAR 2014 – Disproportionate Megalencephaly in Autism

Disproportionate Megalencephaly: A Clinically Meaningful Neurophenotype in Autism Spectrum Disorder https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper17528.html Background: Increased head size was noted in the earliest descriptions of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the prevalence of abnormal head size in ASD has been continually … Continue reading

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