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Postnatal Immune System Activation and Autism

McLean Hospital Neuroscientists Find Immune System in Newborns May Affect Developing Brain http://www.mcleanhospital.org/news/2018/01/12/mclean-hospital-neuroscientists-find-immune-system-newborns-may-affect-developing Belmont, MA – McLean Hospital neuroscientists have found that even a brief episode of immune system activation within days of birth can cause persistent changes in sleep … Continue reading

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Inflammation Crucial in Disease – Implications for Autism

Controlling inflammation to reduce chronic disease risk http://www.alphagalileo.org 07 August 2015 ILSI Europe An unresolved inflammatory response is likely to be involved from the early stages of disease development. Controlling inflammation is crucial to human health and a key future … Continue reading

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Probiotics as treatment for Allergic Diseases

Perinatal probiotic supplementation in the prevention of allergy related disease: 6¬†year follow up of a randomised controlled trial http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-5945/15/13 Full Paper at Link Abstract Background Perinatal probiotics supplementation has been shown to be effective in the primary prevention of atopic … 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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Immune System directly connected to the Brain – A “stunning discovery”.

Missing link found between brain, immune system — with major disease implications http://newsroom.uvahealth.com/about/news-room Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 1, 2015 – In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook … Continue reading

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Epilepsy and Reactive Astrocytes

Epilepsy has been found to reduce the generation of new neurons http://www.ehu.eus International research is exploring the potential of neural stem cells in future therapies to fight the disease Amanda Sierra and Juan Manuel Encinas, Ikerbasque researchers at the Achucarro … Continue reading

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Particulates increase Autism Risk

Fine particulate matter and the risk of autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25957837 Abstract The causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not well known. Recent investigations have suggested that air pollution, including PM2.5, may play a role in the onset of … Continue reading

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Maternal BMI increases risk for Autism and other health conditions.

Maternal Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Child Psychosocial Development at 6 Years of Age. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25917989 Abstract BACKGROUND: Both obesity and developmental disabilities have increased in recent decades. Limited studies suggest associations between maternal prepregnancy obesity and child neurodevelopment. METHODS: The … Continue reading

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Epilepsy and Autism – New Understandings – Single Immune Challenge.

Autism-epilepsy connection explored in four studies https://www.aesnet.org/ Epilepsy affects nearly 30 percent of all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurobehavioral condition marked by impaired social and language development. Conversely, many patients with epilepsy display ASD-like behavior. Recent studies … Continue reading

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