Category Archives: Toxins

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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White Matter and Autism

Atypical age-dependent effects of autism on white matter microstructure in children of 2-7 years. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26663516 Abstract Atypical age-dependent changes of white matter (WM) microstructure play a central role in abnormal brain maturation of the children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), … Continue reading

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Toxicant Exposure and Autism – The Maternal Environment

The plausibility of maternal toxicant exposure and nutritional status as contributing factors to the risk of autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26613405 Abstract Recent research suggests the maternal environment may be especially important for the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Autism – Neurotoxicity of Traffic

Neurotoxicity of traffic-related air pollution. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26610921 Abstract The central nervous system is emerging as an important target for adverse health effects of air pollution, where it may contribute to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Air pollution comprises several components, including particulate … 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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Autism – Cleanroom Intervention impact on Autism and Immune Dysregulation.

A cleanroom sleeping environment’s impact on markers of oxidative stress, immune dysregulation, and behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25887094 Abstract BACKGROUND: An emerging paradigm suggests children with autism display a unique pattern of environmental, genetic, and epigenetic triggers … 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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Drug Reverses Autism in Fragile X Mouse Model

Century-Old Drug Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Fragile X Mouse Model http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1 to 2 percent of children in the United States. Hundreds of genetic and environmental factors have been shown to increase the risk of … Continue reading

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