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May 29, 2023

Community Shares | May 29th 2023

According to groundbreaking Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory research, fathers may play a more significant genetic role in autism than once thought. Historically, scientists proposed that siblings born with autism share more of their mother’s genome than their father’s. However, this new study discovered that in families with multiple children with autism, the siblings shared more […]

May 29, 2023

Research Finds Oxytocin to Induce Labor Is Not Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

New International Study Suggests Previous Research Finding an Association Was Flawed A joint population-based retrospective cohort study from researchers in Canada and Israel has found that inducing labor through oxytocin administration does not increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. The current study’s design examined nine different exposure groups from the two […]

May 29, 2023

Preterm Infants Encounter Toxic Metals During Their Stay in the NICU

Total Parenteral Nutrition and Red Blood Cell Transfusion Provide Exposure Route Premature infants frequently stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for specialized medical care. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are two types of clinical management that premature infants encounter in the NICU. A recent study has assessed the […]

May 22, 2023

Community Shares | May 15th 2023

According to a new review, an unhealthy diet of sugars, additives, preservatives, artificial colors, and processed foods can result in the bioaccumulation of mercury and lead in children. The build-up of these metals may jeopardize some children’s ability to regulate the expression of the PON1 gene, leading to problems metabolizing and excreting neurotoxic organophosphates. The […]

May 22, 2023

Mental Health Concerns Are Prevalent in Children with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Study Finds Over 1/3 of Children with NDCs Had Mental Health Needs, Females Reported Increased Internalizing Symptoms Compared to Males Researchers from Australia recently set out to evaluate mental health concerns in children with neurodevelopmental conditions (NDCs) who were attending their first developmental assessment at a publicly-funded diagnostic assessment service. In total, their study included […]

May 22, 2023

New Webinar on Microbiota Transplant for Adults with Autism from ASU’s Autism/Asperger Research Program

Free Event Takes Place on May 24 & May 30 and Covers Results of Their New Phase 2 Clinical Trial Professors James Adams and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown along with Dr. Richard Frye will present the results of their Phase 2 clinical trial of Microbiota Transplant Therapy (MTT) for adults with autism in webinars on May 24 […]

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