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Environmental Enrichment as a Treatment for Early Life Inflammation

Environmental enrichment rescues the effects of early life inflammation on markers of synaptic transmission and plasticity. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27002704  Abstract Environmental enrichment (EE) has been successful at rescuing the brain from a variety of early-life psychogenic stressors. However, its ability to reverse … Continue reading

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Common Features or Environmental Enrichment ? Educational Intervention Models have surprising Results.

Study: Young children with autism benefit regardless of high-quality treatment model http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/6122/71/ Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of … Continue reading

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Environmental Enrichment – Positive Treatment Option for Autism

New Research Suggests Possible Direction for Treatment of Autism http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/05/autism-treatment.aspx Treatment can be done at home or school at low cost, according to study. WASHINGTON — In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental … Continue reading

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BDNF – Autism Spectrum Disorders – Elevated in Chinese ASD Population

Serum Brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in Chinese children with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24984148 Abstract Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of Autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The purpose of this study was to … Continue reading

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Nerve Growth Factor and Non Verbal Communication.

QTL replication and targeted association highlight the nerve growth factor gene for nonverbal communication deficits in autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22105621 Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Abstract Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) … Continue reading

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An Enriching Environment : Positive Effects on Autism ?

The effects of enriched environment on BDNF expression in the mouse cerebellum depending on the length of exposure. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23295397 Área de Psicobiología, Universidad Jaume I, Castellon de la Plana, España. Abstract Environmental enrichment (EE) has been proposed as a factor … Continue reading

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An Inflexible Mouse – BTBR and BDNF – and the Gut.

Reduced social interaction, behavioural flexibility and BDNF signalling in the BTBR T+tf/J strain, a mouse model of autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23270976 Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299 I-00161 Rome, Italy. Abstract Autism is a … Continue reading

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Autism – Shared Epigenetic Changes at or near 12 Months for 68% of ASD

Shared epigenetic changes underlie different types of autism  www.cell.com Individuals with both rare and common types of autism spectrum disorder share a similar set of epigenetic modifications in the brain, according to a study published November 17 in Cell. More … Continue reading

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Gene x Environment in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease II

Two-stage Genome-wide Methylation Profiling in Childhood-onset Crohn’s Disease Implicates Epigenetic Alterations at the VMP1/MIR21 and HLA Loci http://journals.lww.com Background: As a result of technological and analytical advances, genome-wide characterization of key epigenetic alterations is now feasible in complex diseases. We … Continue reading

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Poverty and Neurology – The Opportunity

Poverty influences children’s early brain development http://www.news.wisc.edu/22393 Dec. 11, 2013 by Chris Barncard Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two … Continue reading

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