Category Archives: Treatment

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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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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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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Allergy, Inflammation and Autism

Atopic diseases and inflammation of the brain in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders Free Full Paper http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4931610/ Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect as many as 1 in 45 children and are characterized by deficits in sociability and communication, … Continue reading

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The Gut, Microbes and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study: Gut Bacteria can Cause, Predict and Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at … Continue reading

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Neuropathology of Seizures in Autism

Neuropathological Mechanisms of Seizures in Autism Spectrum Disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27242398 Abstract This manuscript reviews biological abnormalities shared by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epilepsy. Two neuropathological findings are shared by ASD and epilepsy: abnormalities in minicolumn architecture and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) … Continue reading

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Hygiene Hypothesis and The Gut.

The gut microbiomes of infants have an impact on autoimmunity http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2016-04-28-006/ Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system. Over the past few decades, the healthcare community has observed an … Continue reading

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Chronic Lack of Sleep – Linked to Neurological Damage – Implications for Autism ?

 Insomnia Linked to Damage in Brain Communication Networks https://www2.rsna.org At A Glance Twenty-three insomnia patients and 30 healthy controls were examined with diffusion tensor imaging and given questionnaires to evaluate mental status and sleep patterns. Compared to the healthy controls, … Continue reading

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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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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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