Tag Archives: leaky gut

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.

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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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TEDx talk: Mind altering microbes

Our just graduated PhD student Elaine Hsiao recently gave a superb 5 minute talk at Caltech’s TEDx event on her work on gut-brain connections related to autism: Mind Altering Microbes. [click on that title to see the talk][click on the … 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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Our “strangest discovery”

The Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Tom Insel, comments on relevant research advances periodically, and on Aug 24 he had this to say, “The strangest discovery of the summer may be the report of bone marrow transplants … Continue reading

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Gastrointestinal and microbiome changes in autism?

Tony Persico and V. Napolioni have just published a review article centered around their finding that a particular molecule, p-cresol, is excreted (found in the urine) at higher levels in autistic kids than in controls. I described their initial finding … Continue reading

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Live chat on Autism Speaks Facebook Tue, 8/29

I’ll be answering questions and discussing the NYT article on immune involvement in autism tomorrow, 8/29, 3pm EDT:¬†https://www.facebook.com/autismspeaks?ref=stream&sk=app_226961267321617 So it turned out than an hour was no where near long enough to answer all the questions. Therefore, I’ll attempt to … Continue reading

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