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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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Gene Expression in Schizophrenia – Immune Pathways

Gene expression analysis reveals schizophrenia-associated dysregulation of immune pathways in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23218666 Schizophrenia Research Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Abstract Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) represent an accessible tissue source for gene expression profiling in schizophrenia that could provide … 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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Microglia , the brain and Autism – Immune System Connections.

Microglia in the Cerebral Cortex in Autism http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-012-1513-0/fulltext.html Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology Comprehensive Autism Center Abstract We immunocytochemically identified microglia in fronto-insular (FI) and visual cortex (VC) in autopsy brains of well-phenotyped subjects with autism and matched … Continue reading

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Infection and Autoimmune Disease

How infection can trigger autoimmune disease  http://www.garvan.org.au/news-events/news/how-infection-can-trigger-autoimmune-disease.html Australian scientists have confirmed a ‘weak link’ in the immune system – identifying the exact conditions under which an infection can trigger an autoantibody response, a process not clearly understood until now. We … Continue reading

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Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) – Autism and Schizophrenia

Does Immune Dysfunction Contribute to Schizophrenia? Genetic Findings from New Study http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121010102033.htm ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2012) — A new study reinforces the finding that a region of the genome involved in immune system function, called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), … Continue reading

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Probiotics and Autism Breakthrough in Treatment ?

Probiotic curbs autism features in mouse model http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/conference-news/2012/society-for-neuroscience-2012/probiotic-curbs-autism-features-in-mouse-model Treatment with a single bacterial species curbs anxiety and repetitive behaviors and boosts vocalizations in a mouse model of autism, according to a poster presented Monday at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience … Continue reading

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Asperger’s and Schizophrenia

The relationship between Asperger’s syndrome and schizophrenia in adolescence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23065028 Eteva the Joint Municipal Authority for Disability Services, Kokontie 18, 04200, Kerava, Finland. Asperger’s syndrome (AS), a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), has nowadays been widely advocated in media. Therefore, psychiatrists … Continue reading

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Autism and the Immune system – Perspective

“Could there be a link between the rise in immune-mediated disorders such as autoimmunity and allergies/asthma, and a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism? It is only through the willingness to consider the possible shared mechanisms that we will be able to … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia , Low Birth Weight and Influenza

Decreased Birth Weight in Psychosis: Influence of Prenatal Exposure to Serologically Determined Influenza and Hypoxia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22966148 Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Abstract Background: Decreased birth weight (BW) is associated with later psychosis, but the sources of decreased BW … Continue reading

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