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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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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 and Epilepsy – Vagus Nerve Stimulation as Treatment

Autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy, and vagus nerve stimulation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25922052 Abstract PURPOSE: In individuals with a comorbid autistic spectrum disorder and medically refractory epilepsy, vagus nerve stimulation may offer the potential of seizure control and a positive behavioral side effect profile. … 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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Gastrointestinal Disorders 2.5x higher in ASD children.

Autistic Children More Likely to Have GI Issues in Early Life   http://www.mailman.columbia.edu Large Study Finds GI Symptoms Appear in Infancy and Persist Through Age 3 March 25, 2015—Scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health report that children … Continue reading

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Maternal Inflammation – Significant Role in Autism

Elevated maternal C-reactive protein and autism in a national birth cohort. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23337946 1] Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA [2] Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School … Continue reading

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Autism is not a Lifetime Diagnosis for some Children

Study Documents that Some Children Lose Autism Diagnosis Small Group with Confirmed Autism Now on Par with Mainstream Peers – NIH-Funded Study http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2013/study-documents-that-some-children-lose-autism-diagnosis.shtml Some children who are accurately diagnosed in early childhood with autism lose the symptoms and the diagnosis … Continue reading

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An Enriching Environment : Positive Effects on Autism ?

The effects of enriched environment on BDNF expression in the mouse cerebellum depending on the length of exposure. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23295397 Área de Psicobiología, Universidad Jaume I, Castellon de la Plana, España. Abstract Environmental enrichment (EE) has been proposed as a factor … Continue reading

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Risk Gene for Alzheimer’s at Birth – Autism Implications.

Risk Genes for Alzheimer’s and Mental Illness Linked to Brain Changes at Birth http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130102205459.htm Jan. 2, 2013 — Some brain changes that are found in adults with common gene variants linked to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and autism … Continue reading

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An Inflexible Mouse – BTBR and BDNF – and the Gut.

Reduced social interaction, behavioural flexibility and BDNF signalling in the BTBR T+tf/J strain, a mouse model of autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23270976 Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299 I-00161 Rome, Italy. Abstract Autism is a … Continue reading

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