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January 15, 2024

Community Shares | January 15th 2024

Results from a new study revealed that children with ASD and a history of maternal immune activation (MIA) during pregnancy exhibited significantly higher neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), indicating persistent peripheral inflammation. The study suggests that NLR could serve as a potential biomarker for immune dysregulation in ASD patients exposed to MIA. These findings contribute to the […]

January 15, 2024

Caregivers of Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Face More Workplace Absences or Unemployment

Type of Health Insurance Coverage Plays a Key Role in Mitigating Adverse Workforce Outcomes New research from Indiana University has explored the effect of child disability, health insurance coverage, and the workforce outcomes of caregivers, shedding light on the complex interplay between these variables. The study reveals that caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities and […]

January 15, 2024

Pre-Pregnancy Maternal Cardiovascular Diseases Tied to an Increased Risk of ADHD and ASD in Offspring

While Paternal Cardiovascular Disease Did Not Show an Elevated Risk A recent cohort study involving nearly 3.6 million children born in Sweden or Canada has explored the association between pre-pregnancy maternal cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the risks of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. The findings revealed that pre-pregnancy maternal CVD […]

January 08, 2024

Community Shares | January 8th 2024

Prominent autism researcher Dr. Robert Naviaux and his colleagues from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a connection between cellular metabolism and depression. Analyzing blood samples from 99 participants with treatment-resistant depression and suicidal thoughts, the study found specific compounds that could serve as biomarkers for identifying those at higher […]

January 08, 2024

New Research Shows Children with ASD Have Increased Hg Levels in Whole Blood, Red Blood Cells and Plasma

However, Hair and Urine Levels Were Similar Between Children With and Without the Disorder A new meta-analysis has explored the potential connection between mercury (Hg) exposure and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The analysis revealed that patients with autism had higher Hg levels in their whole blood, red blood cells (RBCs), and plasma compared to neurotypical […]

January 08, 2024

AI Test Examing Retinas Correctly Identifies 100% of Cases of Autism

Application Also Accurately Determined the Severity of ASD Symptoms between 48% to 66% of the Time A Korean study has discovered that an artificial intelligence (AI) system can correctly identify children with autism by examining images of their retinas. This recent research found that the optic disc area is a significant region for ASD screening […]

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