Tag Archives: Autism spectrum disorder; pervasive developmental disorder; PDD; EEG coherence; principal components analysis; PCA; coherence factors; discriminant analysis

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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Top 40 Research Articles of 2012 – Autism

Top 40 Research Articles – ( 40 / 350) The research that asdresearchinitiative believes has contributed greatly to our understanding of ASD and most significantly the care of ASD children. 2012 may be seen by future generations as a breakthrough … Continue reading

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New Treatment and Insights into Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Elafin Protein protects against inflammatory diseases http://english.inserm.fr/press-area/new-bacteria-to-fight-against-intestinal-inflammation Nathalie Vergnolle, director of research at Inserm, and her team at the Centre for Physiopathology at Toulouse Purpan (CPTP Inserm / Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier /CNRS), with Philippe Langella director of … Continue reading

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Microbiology: Inflamed guts boost bad bacteria

Intestinal Inflammation Targets Cancer-Inducing Activity of the Microbiota. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22903521 Abstract Inflammation alters host physiology to promote cancer, as seen in colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we identify the intestinal microbiota as a target of inflammation that impacts the progression of … Continue reading

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Antibiotics and the Gut Microbiome

Antibiotics in early life alter the murine colonic microbiome and adiposity http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11400.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20120823 Antibiotics administered in low doses have been widely used as growth promoters in the agricultural industry since the 1950s, yet the mechanisms for this effect are unclear. Because … Continue reading

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Parasites, Inflammation and Suicide

Common parasite may trigger suicide attempts http://news.msu.edu/story/common-parasite-may-trigger-suicide-attempts/ University of Michigan – Press Release EAST LANSING, Mich. — A parasite thought to be harmless and found in many people may actually be causing subtle changes in the brain, leading to suicide … Continue reading

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Heart Disease Vaccine – Autism Implications.

HEALTH: Heart disease vaccine may be possible, study suggests Press Release http://www.liai.org/pages/news-releases_aug_13_2012  A Vaccine for Heart Disease? La Jolla Institute Discovery Points Up This Possibility Researcher finds autoimmune response contributes to inflammation in the artery wall SAN DIEGO – (August … Continue reading

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Perinatal and Neonatal Risk Factors for Autism: A Comprehensive Meta-analysis – Retrospective

Perinatal and Neonatal Risk Factors for Autism: A Comprehensive Meta-analysis http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3387855/?tool=pubmed Full Article “Factors associated with autism risk in the meta-analysis were abnormal presentation, umbilical-cord complications, fetal distress, birth injury or trauma, multiple birth, maternal hemorrhage, summer birth, low birth … Continue reading

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Birth, Brains and Proteins – Yale – Autism implications.

Natural birth — but not C-section — triggers brain boosting proteins http://news.yale.edu/2012/08/08/natural-birth-not-c-section-triggers-brain-boosting-proteins Vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, according to a new study by Yale … Continue reading

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Shrinking Brains – Depression and Stress – Yale

Yale team discovers how stress and depression can shrink the brain http://news.yale.edu/2012/08/12/yale-team-discovers-how-stress-and-depression-can-shrink-brain Major depression or chronic stress can cause the loss of brain volume, a condition that contributes to both emotional and cognitive impairment. Now a team of researchers led … Continue reading

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