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Gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol

Added: 21.08.2017 12:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

Gut microbes have been in the news lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. But just how do they communicate with the brain? Results from a new study suggest a pathway of communication between certain gut bacteria and brain metabolites, by way of a compound in the blood known as cortisol. And unexpectedly, the finding provides a potential mechanism to explain the characteristics of autism.

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Chelsea doctor suspended over claims he administered 'dangerous' autism treatment to children

Added: 17.08.2017 10:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

A doctor at a private clinic in Chelsea has been suspended over claims he administered dangerous and discredited treatments to autistic children.

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A New Look at How Autism Affects Girls

Added: 16.08.2017 8:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

They have more trouble with certain cognitive functions than boys on the spectrum do.

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Atypical Creator Robia Rashid on Autism: ‘I Had to Do a Lot of Real Learning’

Added: 15.08.2017 14:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

Over the years, writer-producer Robia Rashid says she’s collected “thousands” of books filled with “edgy and odd” stories. Those kinds of stories aren’t exactly a good fit for network television, though, so after a career spent working on shows like Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother, and The ...


Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

Added: 11.08.2017 10:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

Two new TV series feature main characters who have autism. While some are applauding the fresh take on the disorder, others worry that the shows send the wrong messages.


Atypical Is a Sensitive Look at Life With Autism

Added: 10.08.2017 10:44 | 1 views | 0 comments

At a key moment in Atypical — the new Netflix series about an 18-year-old on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum — the protagonist, Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), has a serious meltdown. As directed by Michael Patrick Jann in an episode written by series creator Robia Rashid (How I ...


Antisocial honey bees could provide insight about autism: study

Added: 08.08.2017 12:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists are turning to bee hives to study autism and found overlap between genes associated with autism and genes of antosical bees.


High quality early intervention for children with autism quickly results in costs savings

Added: 08.08.2017 11:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

The costs associated with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), one evidence-based treatment for young children with autism, were fully offset after only two years following intervention due to reductions in children's use of other services, new research shows.

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How an unlikely cellular 'antenna' can impair brain development

Added: 08.08.2017 11:23 | 1 views | 0 comments

An antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, can cause defects in the brain's wiring similar to what's seen in autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders. In the lab, scientists prevented defects by restoring signaling though these structures called primary cilia.

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