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Risperidone and Inflammation : Positive implications for Autism

Risperidone normalizes increased inflammatory parameters and restores anti-inflammatory pathways in a model of neuroinflammation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22176740 Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. Abstract Inflammation, caused by both external and endogenous factors, has been implicated as a main … 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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Nerve Growth Factor and Non Verbal Communication.

QTL replication and targeted association highlight the nerve growth factor gene for nonverbal communication deficits in autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22105621 Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Abstract Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) … Continue reading

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Major Histocompatibility Complex and Epilepsy – Autism Implications ?

Differential expression of major histocompatibility complex class I in developmental glioneuronal lesions http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/10/1/12/abstract Department of (Neuro)Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands Full PDF at link Abstract (provisional) The expression of the major … Continue reading

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Maternal Inflammation – Significant Role in Autism II

Prenatal inflammation linked to autism risk http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsroom/releases/2013/january24/index.cfm Maternal inflammation during early pregnancy may be related to an increased risk of autism in children, according to new findings supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the … 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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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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Maternal Infection, a Mouse and Autism.

Aberrant Cerebellar Neurotrophin-3 Expression Induced by Lipopolysaccharide Exposure During Brain Development. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23319369 Department of Integrative Physiology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-22 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan. Abstract Autism is a developmental disorder affecting communication, social interaction, motor skills, … Continue reading

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