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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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A Mother’s Inflammation and Autism

How severe maternal inflammation can lead to autism-like behavior http://news.mit.edu/2016/maternal-inflammation-autism-behavior-0128 Immune molecules in infected mothers tied to brain and behavior abnormalities in offspring.   Anne Trafton | MIT News Office January 28, 2016   In 2010, a large study in … Continue reading

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Prenatal Infection and Autism

Prenatal Infection and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Childhood: A Population-Based Case-Control Study in Taiwan. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25989831 Infection in pregnancy has long been linked with negative postnatal development and health. This study aims to assess the association between prenatal infections and autism … Continue reading

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Prenatal Infection , Autism and Treatment Options

Long-term pathological consequences of prenatal infection: Beyond brain disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25924881 Abstract Immune-related prenatal adversities such as maternal infection have been widely acknowledged to contribute to an increased risk of neurodevelopmental brain disorders. In recent years, epidemiological and experimental evidence has … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia – The Dual Hit Model

Neurodevelopmental Animal Models Reveal the Convergent Role of Neurotransmitter Systems, Inflammation, and Oxidative Stress as Biomarkers of Schizophrenia: Implications for Novel Drug Development. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25794269 Abstract Schizophrenia is a life altering disease with a complex etiology and pathophysiology, and although antipsychotics … 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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Maternal Immune Activation and Hyperactive Immune Response

Maternal Lipopolysaccharide Exposure Promotes Immunological Functional Changes in Adult Offspring CD4+ T Cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25640465 Abstract PROBLEM: Maternal immune activation (MIA) is a risk factor for autism and schizophrenia. However, how MIA affects offspring immune function remains unknown. METHOD OF STUDY: … Continue reading

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Environment not Genes – Immune System Variation

Environment, not genes, plays starring role in human immune variation, study finds http://med.stanford.edu Improving gene-sequencing technologies have focused immunologists’ attention on the role of genes in diseases. But it appears the environment is an even greater factor in the human … Continue reading

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The Microbiome – Brain Connection

Could gut microbes help us treat brain disorders? Mounting research tightens their connection with the brain  http://www.kavlifoundation.org January 8, 2015 The trillions of microbes that inhabit the human body, collectively called the microbiome, are estimated to weigh two to six … Continue reading

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Infection, Pregnancy and Autism

Maternal hospitalization with infection during pregnancy and risk of autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25218900 Abstract Animal models indicate that maternal infection during pregnancy can result in behavioral abnormalities and neuropathologies in offspring. We examined the association between maternal inpatient diagnosis with … Continue reading

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