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More evidence of immune involvement in autism and schizophrenia, and implications for therapy

Given that many studies have provided evidence that infection in ¬†pregnant women is associated with increased risk for autism and schizophrenia in the offspring, Alan Brown and his colleagues in Finland measured the levels of C-reactive¬†protein¬†(CRP), an established biomarker of … 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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Advances presented at the recent Society for Neuroscience meeting

After 5 intensive days at the annual meeting held this year in New Orleans, things are just getting back to normal around here. Among the >28,000 participants, there were several presentations that particularly caught my eye in the areas of … Continue reading

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“Fragile” hope for autism

In chapter 9 (“Reasons for Optimism”) of my book I discuss startling results obtained with various mouse models of genetic disorders that display some autism symptoms. That is, in mice carrying the fragile X syndrome (FXS), Rett syndrome or tuberous … Continue reading

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New immune-related autism reports from IMFAR

asdresearchinitiative points out on his/her blog 5 abstracts from the current International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), run by the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR). The abstracts are all from UC Davis/MIND Institute. One puzzling finding in the Schwartzer … Continue reading

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