Tag Archives: diet and autism

Our new paper due out in Dec 5 CELL

This is the paper showing probiotic therapy works in the mouse model of an autism risk factor. Advertisements

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Dietary salt, inflammation and mental illness?

In the past few decades there has been a marked increase in autoimmune disease. This has been correlated with the increased population of the Western diet and processed foods. The latter contain far more salt than homemade foods. Now, two … Continue reading

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Pure cure for autism?

An impressive new paper is just out from Robert Naviaux, Susan Powell and colleagues at UC San Diego. They use our mouse model of the autism and schizophrenia risk factor, maternal immune activation during pregnancy, to show that a drug … Continue reading

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“Infectious Behavior” blog – 2012 in review

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 16,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

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Cluster analysis of symptoms identifies a very significant “immune group” in autism patients

The heterogeneity of symptoms among patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a major problem for researchers working on the etiology and pathology of the disorder. This diversity also poses a significant hurdle in evaluating the efficacy of potential therapies. Various … Continue reading

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Medical ecology, or doctors as wildlife managers

Very informative and fascinating article in the NYT this morning reviewing various aspects of research on the gut microbiome, virome, and fungome. Topics include the changes in vaginal bacteria during pregnancy, in breast milk, and in infants, as well as … Continue reading

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Social networks in the news

Forget the Facebook IPO – check out the cover story in the June issue of Scientific American – “The ultimate social network – researchers who study the friendly bacteria that live inside all of us are starting to sort out … Continue reading

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