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This is the paper showing probiotic therapy works in the mouse model of an autism risk factor.
Readers of this book and blog are well aware that influenza infection during pregnancy increases the risk for schizophrenia and autism in the offspring. Now Alan Brown and colleagues at Columbia Univ expand that risk to bipolar disorder (BD). The … Continue reading
Several people have inquired about a new paper tying abnormalities in the placenta with an autism outcome in the offspring. This work involved a collaboration between Cheryl Walker and colleagues at UC Davis and Harvey Kliman at Yale in which … Continue reading
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
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
Alan Brown, an epidemiologist at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, has provided critical evidence establishing maternal infection as a risk factor for schizophrenia in the offspring. He has now turned his attention to autism. In a paper published … Continue reading
Elaine Hsiao’s paper also made the top 10 list of “Notable papers of 2012” from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. Her paper was coupled with the one from Derecki et al., who also reported on the efficacy of bone … Continue reading
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.