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Gene x Environment in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease

Study Shows Epigenetic Changes in Children with Crohn’s Disease http://www.ccfa.org A Host of New Clues on Gene-Environment Interactions in Crohn’s Disease, Reports Inflammatory Bowel Disease  A new study finds a wide range of epigenetic changes—alterations in DNA across the genome … Continue reading

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The dynamic interplay between environmental and genetic factors – A Review

Epigenetic mechanisms in autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25131546 Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by impaired social interactions, language deficits, as well as restrictive or repetitive behaviors. ASD is clinically heterogeneous with a complex etiopathogenesis which may … Continue reading

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Gene x Environment – A Review

Gene × Environment interactions in autism spectrum disorders: role of epigenetic mechanisms. http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00053/full Full Paper at Link Abstract Several studies support currently the hypothesis that autism etiology is based on a polygenic and epistatic model. However, despite advances in epidemiological, molecular and … Continue reading

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Genes x Environment – Stress and the Hippocampus – Implications for Autism

Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains. http://www.meduniwien.ac.at (Vienna, 18th August 2014) Our individual genetic make-up determines the effect that stress has on our emotional centres. These are the findings of a group of researchers … Continue reading

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Environmental Influences and Autism – New Research from Israel

Study Shows Environmental Influences May Cause Autism in Some Cases https://www.einstein.yu.edu May 29, 2014—(BRONX, NY)—Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from … Continue reading

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Aging Placentas, Pre term Births and Environmental Toxins

UTMB study discovers cause of many preterm births http://www.utmb.edu Researchers exposed fetal membranes to cigarette smoke, triggering premature aging of placenta  A new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first to show … Continue reading

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Environment Factors just as Important as Genes in Autism II

JAMA – The Journal of the American Medical Association   The Familial Risk of Autism Author Audio Interview. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1866100

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Environment Factors just as Important as Genes in Autism

Environmental factors as important as genes in understanding autism http://www.kcl.ac.uk Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in understanding the causes of autism, and equally as important as genes, according to the largest study to date to look at … Continue reading

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Autism, Maternal Stressors and Environment

Life Stressors Trigger Neurological Disorders, Researchers Find April 22, 2014 http://childrensnational.org Washington, DC — When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go … Continue reading

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Could an Infants Hair give us insight into the Prenatal Environment and Autism

Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb April 15, 2014 by Kelly April Tyrrell – http://www.news.wisc.edu/22742 Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a … Continue reading

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