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May 15, 2023

Community Shares | May 15th 2023

MapLight Therapeutics is currently seeking patients between the ages of 12 and 45 for their IRIS Phase 2 clinical trial. This study is designed to evaluate the potential impact of their ML-004 compound on the social communication deficits and associated irritability symptoms experienced by individuals with autism. For those interested in participating in this trial, […]

May 15, 2023

Investigating the Fever Effect on Children with Autism

New Finding Shows Kids Exposed to Maternal Immune Activation and Later GI Dysfunction May Experience Behavioral Improvements During Fever Episodes Israeli scientists recently set out to investigate the intriguing fever effect phenomenon that some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) display. When neurotypical people develop a fever, they typically feel achy, tired, and grumpy. However, […]

May 15, 2023

Early Exposure to Common Insecticide Linked to Increased Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Pyrethroids, Chemicals Used in Homes and Yards, May Not Be as Safe as Once Thought Researchers from the University of Toledo have recently released concerning new findings regarding pyrethroids, a prevalent type of insecticide. Their study indicates that early exposure to these manufactured chemicals could raise the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, in children. […]

May 08, 2023

Community Shares | May 8th 2023

Results from a new study show that mothers of children with autism had more pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and bleeding per vaginum (BPV) during the antenatal period. Specifically, the analysis indicated 6.3 times higher odds of having a history of PIH and 7.7 times higher odds of having BPV among mothers of children with autism. Additionally, […]

May 08, 2023

FDA Approves First Fecal Transplant Pill

Healthy Gut Bacteria Capsule Is a Less Invasive Alternative to Other Fecal Transplants Fecal transplantations are becoming more common in the United States for treating C. difficile infections (C. diff). The procedure restores healthy lower intestine bacteria to assist in keeping gut infections from returning. Fecal transplants are typically performed by collecting feces from a […]

May 08, 2023

Children Born to Mothers with Rheumatoid Arthritis Have a Higher Risk of ASD

Increased Risk Tied to Mothers Who Developed RA Before Delivery, Not After A prospective population-based cohort study from Sweden found an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring whose mothers developed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) before pregnancy or delivery. This effect was even more pronounced for mothers with seronegative RA, where rheumatoid factor or […]

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