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February 12, 2024

Community Shares | February 12th 2024

A new research article has examined the effects of lead (Pb) exposure on the immune system and gene expression in the brains of BTBR mice, which are bred to display autism-like traits. Using flow cytometry and RT-PCR techniques, the authors found that Pb exposure increased the population of certain immune cells and altered the expression […]

February 12, 2024

New Research Suggests Brain Enzyme IDO2 May Be Linked to Neurological Disorders

Mice Without IDO2 Gene Exhibited Behaviors Similar to Autism New Japanese research explores how a brain enzyme called indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 2 (IDO2) could be related to certain complex neurological diseases, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study’s design involved examining mice without the IDO2 gene to analyze how it affected their behavior. The authors found […]

February 12, 2024

Endoscopy Study Results Show Higher Rates of Esophagitis and Duodenal Abnormalities in Children with Autism

GI Dysfunction Rates Remained Higher in ASD Group vs. Controls Despite Similar Acid Blockade Medication Use A team of researchers, including long-time autism pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Tim Buie, have recently published a large cross-sectional study comparing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) results in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to age- and gender-matched children with Developmental Delay (DD) […]

February 05, 2024

Community Shares | February 5th 2024

A new scientific review suggests a strong association between acetaminophen (e.g., paracetamol or Tylenol) exposure during early development and the induction of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study concludes that acetaminophen exposure, particularly during the very early postpartum period, poses a significant risk for developing ASD. The authors indicate that the widespread use of acetaminophen […]

February 05, 2024

Half of Navajo Preschoolers Met the Criteria for a Neurodevelopmental Disorder

Language, Speech Sound Disorders, and ASD Were the Most Prevalent Diagnoses Researchers from the University of New Mexico have recently published a study assessing the neurodevelopment of young Diné (Navajo) children, recognizing their heightened vulnerability to risk factors like poverty and limited medical services. Conducted as part of the Navajo Birth Cohort Study, a prospective […]

February 05, 2024

Teen with Autoimmune Encephalitis Recovers Through Immunotherapy

Researchers Highlight the Importance of Distinguishing Between Autoimmune Encephalitis and ASD A recent letter to the editor published in the Journal of Clinical Neurology discusses the similarities between autoimmune encephalitis and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in pediatric cases, emphasizing the importance of an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The authors presented a case of a […]

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