Tag Archives: Rett syndrome
A paper just out from the Shenzen Beike Cell Engineering Research Institute in Guangdong, China presents the first results of a proof-of-concept, safety trial of stem cell (SC) injections in 37 autistic children. The justification for this intervention is primarily … Continue reading
Thanks to ADResearchInitiative blog for the tip on this message. On another note, our family is off to E Africa for 3 weeks to give lectures (me, viruses and mental health; wife Carolyn, special education) in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. … Continue reading
This conference received virtually no press coverage at all.
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
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.
Congrats to Elaine Hsiao our super-productive graduate student who passed her exam to get her PhD at the end of 2012. Her paper, “Modeling an autism risk factor in mice leads to permanent immune dysregulation”, was just named one of the … Continue reading
Excerpt from review of my book and the one with Alan Brown, “Origins of Schizophrenia”, by Dolores Malaspina, a Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, just published in the American Journal of Psychiatry (169:998, September … Continue reading
Last week the FDA approved a trial testing the efficacy of autologous stem cells in ameliorating language deficits and improving behavior in autistic children 2-7 years old. The good: This will be a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover study. This is the … Continue reading