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Infection in pregnant pigs leads to antisocial piglets

Added: 22.09.2017 17:04 | 4 views | 0 comments

When a pregnant woman gets a bad case of the flu, her immune system may react in a way that affects her baby’s developing brain, which could lead to behavioral disorders like autism in the child or schizophrenia in the young adult. The link is well established in humans, which is one reason it’s standard practice to get a flu shot during pregnancy. But until now, the majority of studies testing the underlying causes have been done with rodents, including two that were released just last week.  

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Israel's Thriving Marijuana Industry May Have Breakthrough in Autism Treatment

Added: 22.09.2017 0:58 | 15 views | 0 comments

Trials are reportedly underway in Israel on autistic children to determine the effectiveness of medical marijuana, an area of growing research in the Jewish state - with encouraging signs.

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Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?

Added: 21.09.2017 19:14 | 11 views | 0 comments

As the embryonic brain develops, a complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors -- the originating cells that generate neurons and spur proper cortex development. If this cascade malfunctions then the brain can develop abnormally. New research has shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor leads to massive disruption of brain development and the Wnt protein pathway, which previously was linked to genes associated with autism.

Tags: EU, Embryo, Genes, PC, Autism
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Parents Demand Answers After Autistic Boy Held on Ground by Officer

Added: 20.09.2017 0:22 | 5 views | 0 comments

Police in Buckeye, Arizona, this week released body camera video showing an officer detaining an autistic teen who the officer believed was using drugs.

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A piece of the puzzle: Eight autism-related mutations in one gene

Added: 19.09.2017 19:16 | 14 views | 0 comments

Researchers discover a large number of clustered mutations in a single gene, TRIO, that disrupt the development of the brain's connections and likely contribute to the development of autism-spectrum disorders. The scientists also find that a sister gene linked to schizophrenia, KALRN, is inactive in early brain development, but becomes active in adolescence.

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The brain at work: Spotting half-hidden objects

Added: 19.09.2017 16:00 | 5 views | 0 comments

The human and non-human primate brain is remarkable in recognizing partially hidden objects. A study, conducted during a shape recognition task, shows as more of the shape is hidden, a brain area involved in cognition starts to sends signals to the visual cortex. The findings make the scientists wonder if this communication between different brain areas might be impaired in people with autism or Alzheimer's. Both conditions can cause confusion in cluttered surroundings and problems recognizing objects.

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The brain at work: Spotting half-hidden objects

Added: 19.09.2017 14:10 | 5 views | 0 comments

The human and non-human primate brain is remarkable in recognizing partially hidden objects. A study, conducted during a shape recognition task, shows as more of the shape is hidden, a brain area involved in cognition starts to sends signals to the visual cortex. The findings make the scientists wonder if this communication between different brain areas might be impaired in people with autism or Alzheimer's. Both conditions can cause confusion in cluttered surroundings and problems recognizing objects.

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