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Autism Gut Link – New and Profound Research

Gut Instincts: Researchers Discover First Clues on How Gut Health Influences Brain Health https://news.weill.cornell.edu/news/2019/10/gut-instincts-researchers-discover-first-clues-on-how-gut-health-influences-brain New cellular and molecular processes underlying communication between gut microbes and brain cells have been described for the first time by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine … Continue reading

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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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Febrile Seizures and Autism – A Marker

Febrile Seizures and Epilepsy: Association With Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders in the Child and Adolescent Twin Study in Sweden. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28754226 BACKGROUND: There is a recently well-documented association between childhood epilepsy and earlysymptomaticsyndromeselicitingneurodevelopmentalclinicalexaminations (ESSENCE)¬†including autism spectrum disorder, but the relationship … Continue reading

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Early Life Immune Activation and ASD

Perinatal Immune Activation Produces Persistent Sleep Alterations and Epileptiform Activity in Male Mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28984294# Abstract Increasing evidence suggests a role for inflammation in neuropsychiatric conditions including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous work in rodents has established that immune activation during … Continue reading

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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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Maternal Antidepressant Use and Autism

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26660917 Abstract Importance: The association between the use of antidepressants during gestation and the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children is still controversial. The etiology … 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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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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Repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter children’s development

Metabolic and metagenomic outcomes from early-life pulsed antibiotic treatment http://www.nature.com Mammalian species have co-evolved with intestinal microbial communities that can shape development and adapt to environmental changes, including antibiotic perturbation or nutrient flux. In humans, especially children, microbiota disruption is … Continue reading

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