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Early Life Immune Activation and ASD

Perinatal Immune Activation Produces Persistent Sleep Alterations and Epileptiform Activity in Male Mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28984294# Abstract Increasing evidence suggests a role for inflammation in neuropsychiatric conditions including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous work in rodents has established that immune activation during … Continue reading

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Maternal Immune System linked to Autism outcome

Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/10/10/mum-s-immune-response-could-trigger-social-deficits-for-kids-wit.html Unlocking autism with applied research Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University … Continue reading

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Startling Discovery – Immune System Affects and may Control Social Behavior

Shocking New Role Found for the Immune System: Controlling Social Interactions https://news.virginia.edu In a startling discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects … Continue reading

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Immune System, Epilepsy and the Eye

Immune response in the eye following epileptic seizures http://jneuroinflammation.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12974-016-0618-3   Abstract Background Epileptic seizures are associated with an immune response in the brain. However, it is not known whether it can extend to remote areas of the brain, such as … Continue reading

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Microglia, Inflammation, the Immune System, Cerebral Palsy and Autism

Microglial migration and interactions with dendrimer nanoparticles are altered in the presence of neuroinflammation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27004516  Abstract BACKGROUND: Microglial cells have been implicated in neuroinflammation-mediated injury in the brain, including neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy (CP) and autism. Pro-inflammatory activation … Continue reading

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Immune Response and Complement system play a Major role in Epilepsy

Identification of novel gene and pathway targets for human epilepsy treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26742644  Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore epilepsy-related mechanism so as to figure out the possible targets for epilepsy treatment. METHODS: The gene expression profile … Continue reading

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Breakthrough – Autism, Immune Cells and Pruning

The Brain’s Gardeners: Immune Cells ‘Prune’ Connections Between Neurons https://www.urmc.rochester.edu A new study out today in the journal Nature Communications shows that cells normally associated with protecting the brain from infection and injury also play an important role in rewiring … Continue reading

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Immune System directly connected to the Brain – A “stunning discovery”.

Missing link found between brain, immune system — with major disease implications http://newsroom.uvahealth.com/about/news-room Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 1, 2015 – In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook … Continue reading

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Autoimmune Diseases and Autism

Family history of autoimmune diseases is associated with an increased risk of autism in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2598189 Abstract BACKGROUND: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the current evidence on the relationship between family … Continue reading

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Infant Antibiotics – Infectious Diseases, Allergies , Autoimmune Diseases.

Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases http://discover.umn.edu/news/science-technology/infant-antibiotic-use-linked-adult-diseases New study may lead to recommendations for antibiotic usage and a clinical test for measuring gut microbe development in children  A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has … Continue reading

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