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Sleep Disorders – Another Schizophrenia / Autism linkage ?

Could Poor Sleep Contribute to Symptoms of Schizophrenia? http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2012/8943.html Press release issued 15 November 2012 Neuroscientists studying the link between poor sleep and schizophrenia have found that irregular sleep patterns and desynchronised brain activity during sleep could trigger some of … Continue reading

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Febrile Seizures, Epilepsy , Autism / Regression Implications

MRI and EEG Could Identify Children at Risk for Epilepsy After Febrile Seizures http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121107161549.htm ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Seizures during childhood fever are usually benign, but when prolonged, they can foreshadow an increased risk of epilepsy later in life. … Continue reading

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EEG and Autism : Diagnostic predictor of Epilepsy ?

Can EEG characteristics predict development of epilepsy in autistic children? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23122323 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Chuo, Yamanashi 409-3898, Japan. The high occurrence of epilepsy in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a clear indication … Continue reading

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Short Term Memory , Synchronisation and Autism ?

In-sync Brain Waves Hold Memory of Objects Just Seen Brain’s Code for Visual Working Memory Deciphered in Monkeys – NIH-Funded Study http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2012/in-sync-brain-waves-hold-memory-of-objects-just-seen.shtml The brain holds in mind what has just been seen by synchronizing brain waves in a working memory … Continue reading

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Neuron Transplants – Autism Implications.

Transplantation of Embryonic Neurons Raises Hope for Treating Brain Diseases UCSF Experiments Challenge Prevailing Theory for the Basis of Cell Death in the Developing Brain http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/10/12952/transplantation-embryonic-neurons-raises-hope-treating-brain-diseases The unexpected survival of embryonic neurons transplanted into the brains of newborn mice in … Continue reading

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SCN1A and Autism – Epilepsy and Behaviours

Mouse with Na(v)1.1 haploinsufficiency, a model for Dravet syndrome, exhibits lowered sociability and learning impairment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22986304 Laboratory for Neurogenetics, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan; Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, … Continue reading

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Excess Mortality and Autism – Of Serious Concern.

Excess Mortality and Causes of Death in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Follow up of the 1980s Utah/UCLA Autism Epidemiologic Study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23008058 Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah This study’s purpose was to investigate mortality among individuals with autism spectrum disorders … Continue reading

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Autism and the Immune system – Special (Bilbo)

Is Autism a Member of a Family of Diseases Resulting from Genetic/Cultural Mismatches? Implications for Treatment and Prevention http://www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/2012/910946/ Full article provided at link Autism Research and Treatment Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 910946, 11 pages doi:10.1155/2012/910946Review ArticleIs Autism a … Continue reading

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Nutritional Supplement Treatment for Autism

Nutritional Supplement Offers Promise in Treatment of Unique Form of Autism http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/nutritional_supplement_offers_promise_in_treatment_of_unique_form_of_autism In mice, added amino acid reduced associated epilepsy, eased neurobehavioral symptom An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Yale … Continue reading

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Long term effects of perinatal inflammation

Long-term cerebral effects of perinatal inflammation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22885003 Abstract Perinatal inflammation can lead to fetal/neonatal inflammatory syndrome, a risk factor for brain lesions, especially in the white matter. Perinatal inflammation is associated with increased incidence of cerebral palsy in humans and … Continue reading

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