Daily Archives: November 10, 2014

Maternal Immune Activation and Molecular Cascade

Metabolic consequences of interleukin-6 challenge in developing neurons and astroglia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25374324 Maternal immune activation and subsequent interleukin-6 (IL-6) induction disrupt normal brain development and predispose the offspring to developing autism and schizophrenia. While several proteins have been identified as having … Continue reading

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Gene Networks in Autism, Epilepsy and Schizophrenia

The discovery of integrated gene networks for autism and related disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25378250 Despite considerable genetic heterogeneity underlying neurodevelopmental diseases, there is compelling evidence that many disease genes will map to a much smaller number of biological subnetworks. We developed a … Continue reading

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Parental Immigration and Asperger’s and Autism – Two Studies

Parental migration and Asperger’s syndrome. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25381114 Abstract Parental immigration has been suggested as a possible risk factor for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), but findings have been inconsistent.Very few studies have focused specifically on Asperger’s syndrome. The aim of this study … Continue reading

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