Monthly Archives: December 2014

Pollution and Autism – Particulates Matter

Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk Boston, MA — Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy—particularly during the third trimester—may face up to twice the risk of having a child with … Continue reading

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When Epilepsy drives Autism

Autistic characteristics in adults with epilepsy. Abstract INTRODUCTION: The reported prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in people with epilepsy ranges from 15% to 47%. Despite the high comorbidity, there has been a lack of systematic studies of autistic characteristics … Continue reading

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Dysregulation of Innate Immune Response in Autism.

Transcriptome analysis reveals dysregulation of innate immune response genes and neuronal activity-dependent genes in autism. Abstract Recent studies of genomic variation associated with autism have suggested the existence of extreme heterogeneity. Large-scale transcriptomics should complement these results to identify … Continue reading

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Brain Inflammation – A Hallmark of Autism

Brain Inflammation A Hallmark Of Autism, Large-Scale Analysis Shows While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses, an analysis of data from autopsied human brains reveals. … Continue reading

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