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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Autism – Significant Increased Prevalence

Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218138 The objective of this study was to measure the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which has not been well described … Continue reading

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Allergy and the Gut Microbiome

The role of the microbiota in preventing allergies http://www.pasteur.fr The human body is inhabited by billions of symbiotic bacteria, carrying a diversity that is unique to each individual. The microbiota is involved in many mechanisms, including digestion, vitamin synthesis and … Continue reading

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Repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter children’s development II

Repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter children’s development http://www.med.nyu.edu/ A new animal study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children’s development. In … Continue reading

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Repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter children’s development

Metabolic and metagenomic outcomes from early-life pulsed antibiotic treatment http://www.nature.com Mammalian species have co-evolved with intestinal microbial communities that can shape development and adapt to environmental changes, including antibiotic perturbation or nutrient flux. In humans, especially children, microbiota disruption is … Continue reading

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Early Onset Asthma and the Gut

Microbiota in Allergy and Asthma and the Emerging Relationship with the Gut Microbiome http://www.cell.com Asthma and atopy, classically associated with hyper-activation of the T helper 2 (Th2) arm of adaptive immunity, are among the most common chronic illnesses worldwide. Emerging … 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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Zinc – The Gut Brain Axis and Autism

Zinc in Gut-Brain Interaction in Autism and Neurological Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25878905  Abstract A growing amount of research indicates that abnormalities in the gastrointestinal (GI) system during development might be a common factor in multiple neurological disorders and might be responsible for … Continue reading

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Chronic Inflammation – Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Chronic intestinal inflammation alters hippocampal neurogenesis http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/12/1/65/abstract Background Adult neurogenesis in the subgranular zone of the hippocampus is involved in learning, memory, and mood control. Decreased hippocampal neurogenesis elicits significant behavioral changes, including cognitive impairment and depression. Inflammatory bowel disease … Continue reading

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Nature Special – Innovations in the Microbiome

Innovations in the Microbiome ========================= **The Microbes Within David Grogan http://links.ealert.nature.com/ctt?kn=98&ms=NDgxMDM3OTcS1&r=MjA1NzQ2MzIyOAS2&b=2&j=NjIzMTMwNzQxS0&mt=1&rt=0 **Gut Microbiome: The Peacekeepers Moises Velasquez-Manoff http://links.ealert.nature.com/ctt?kn=81&ms=NDgxMDM3OTcS1&r=MjA1NzQ2MzIyOAS2&b=2&j=NjIzMTMwNzQxS0&mt=1&rt=0 **Why Microbiome Treatments Could Pay Off Soon Rob Knight http://links.ealert.nature.com/ctt?kn=90&ms=NDgxMDM3OTcS1&r=MjA1NzQ2MzIyOAS2&b=2&j=NjIzMTMwNzQxS0&mt=1&rt=0 **The Gene–Microbe Link Ruth E. Ley http://links.ealert.nature.com/ctt?kn=88&ms=NDgxMDM3OTcS1&r=MjA1NzQ2MzIyOAS2&b=2&j=NjIzMTMwNzQxS0&mt=1&rt=0 **Your Microbes at Work: Fiber … Continue reading

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New Thinking – Antibiotics and Harmful Bacteria

Antibiotics give rise to new communities of harmful bacteria http://uncnews.unc.edu Researchers identify unexpected activity of antibiotics, potentially reshaping our understanding of why antibiotics evolved and pointing to broad health implications (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 23, 2015) – Most people … Continue reading

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