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Top Autism Papers – 2013

1. Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674%2813%2901473-6 Full Paper at Link Highlights The MIA model recapitulates GI comorbidities linked to a subset of ASD individuals Targeting the microbiota treats specific GI and behavioral symptoms Gut … Continue reading

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Diabetes Type 1 , Bacteria and Autism

Gut microbiota in children with type 1 diabetes differs from that in healthy children: a case-control study http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/11/46/abstract Background A recent study using a rat model found significant differences at the time of diabetes onset in the bacterial communities responsible … Continue reading

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New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

New strategy prevents rheumatoid arthritis in mice http://www.dana-farber.org/Newsroom/News-Releases/New-strategy-prevents-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-mice.aspx Infusions of regulatory T cells turn off autoimmune attack on joints Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have demonstrated a new strategy for treating autoimmune disease that successfully blocked the development of rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading

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Mothers, Environment and Occupation : Autism

Use of Birth Certificates to Examine Maternal Occupational Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Offspring. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23361991 Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA. Abstract The continuing rise in the prevalence of autism spectrum … Continue reading

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The Gut and Malnutrition

Gut microbes at root of severe malnutrition in kids https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24874.aspx A study of young twins in Malawi, in sub-Saharan Africa, finds that bacteria living in the intestine are an underlying cause of a form of severe acute childhood malnutrition. The … Continue reading

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Inflammatory Cytokines and Autism : A Relationship

Association of IL-12p70 and IL-6:IL-10 ratio with autism-related behaviors in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: a preliminary report. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23353117 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, USA. Abstract 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is a genetic disorder that conveys a significant risk … Continue reading

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Baby Pigs , Bacteria and Human Health

Bacterial supplement could help young pigs fight disease http://www.asas.org/membership-services/press-room/press-release-interpretive-summary-archive/bacterial-supplement-could-help-young-pigs-fight-disease A common type of bacteria may help pigs stay healthy during weaning. In a study of 36 weanling-age pigs, researchers found that a dose of lipid-producing Rhodococcus opacus bacteria increased circulating … Continue reading

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Maternal Infection, Autism and central dopamine (DA) system.

Effect of maternal lipopolysaccharide administration on the development of dopaminergic receptors and transporter in the rat offspring. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23349891 Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, and Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Abstract Epidemiological evidence supports … Continue reading

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mtDNA and Autism

Evidence of reactive oxygen species-mediated damage to mitochondrial DNA in children with typical autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23347615 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) is particularly susceptible to damage mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Although elevated ROS production and elevated biomarkers of … Continue reading

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Very Preterm Children and Autism

Psychiatric outcomes at age seven for very preterm children: rates and predictors. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23347471 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Vic., Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Vic Abstract Uncertainty remains about the rate of specific psychiatric disorders and associated predictive factors … Continue reading

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