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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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GI Bacteria, Autoimmune Disease and Hormones.

GI Tract Bacteria May Protect Against Autoimmune Disease http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130117133003.htm Jan. 17, 2013 — Early life exposure to normal bacteria of the GI tract (gut microbes) protects against autoimmune disease in mice, according to research published on-line in the January 17 … Continue reading

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Gluten- and casein-free diet in Autism : Best Practice

Gluten- and casein-free dietary intervention for autism spectrum conditions. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23316152 ESPA Research, The Robert Luff Laboratory, Unit 133i Business and Innovation Centre Sunderland, UK. Abstract Dietary intervention as a tool for maintaining and improving physical health and wellbeing is a … Continue reading

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Synthetic Poop : Can it assist in Autism ?

Synthetic ‘Poop’ Can Cure C. difficile Infection, Study Finds http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/2013/01/post_229.html January 09, 2013 – News Release A synthetic “poop” developed at the University of Guelph can cure nasty gastrointestinal infections caused by Clostridium difficile, a toxin-producing bacterium. A study on … Continue reading

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New Ideas with Worms.

Parasitic worms may help treat diseases associated with obesity http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/parasitic-worms-may-help-treat-diseases-associated-with-obesity/ Athens, Ga. – On the list of undesirable medical conditions, a parasitic worm infection surely ranks fairly high. Although modern pharmaceuticals have made them less of a threat in some … 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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Microbial Treatments in Autism

Microbial ecosystems therapeutics: a new paradigm in medicine? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23257018 Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases / GI Diseases Research Unit, Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7, Canada. Abstract Increasing evidence indicates that the … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia and the Immune System – Atopic Disorders

Schizophrenia in patients with atopic disorders with particular emphasis on asthma: a Danish population-based study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22391212 OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune diseases and infections have been associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia that could be rooted in inflammatory mechanisms. However, other diseases … 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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Bacteria, Stress and Leaky Gut

Commensal Bacteria and MAMPs Are Necessary for Stress-Induced Increases in IL-1β and IL-18 but Not IL-6, IL-10 or MCP-1 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050636 Full Article at Link Regular interactions between commensal bacteria and the enteric mucosal immune environment are necessary for normal immunity. … Continue reading

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