Daily Archives: September 21, 2014

Newborn Infants have Significantly Different Immune Response

Newborns have stronger immunity than first thought http://www.kcl.ac.uk Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King’s College London. Although … Continue reading


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SCN8A – Epileptic Encephalopathy and Autism

Convulsive seizures and SUDEP in a mouse model of SCN8A related epileptic encephalopathy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25227913 Abstract De novo mutations of the voltage-gated sodium channel gene SCN8A have recently been recognized as a cause of epileptic encephalopathy, which is characterized by refractory … Continue reading

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Air Pollution in Sweden not a Risk Factor for Autism

Exposure to Air Pollution From Traffic and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Swedish Twins. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25229653 Abstract Background: Recent studies have reported associations between air pollution exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, but the role of pre- and postnatal exposure has not been … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Use and Pediatric Crohn’s Disease

Antibiotics Associated With Increased Risk of New-Onset Crohn’s Disease But Not Ulcerative Colitis: A Meta-Analysis http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ajg2014246a.html Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to perform a meta-analysis investigating antibiotic exposure as a risk factor for developing inflammatory bowel disease … Continue reading

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