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April 17, 2023

Community Shares | April 17th 2023

After her daughter suffered two seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy, global developmental delays, and autism, physician parent Deborah Ondrasik requested whole exome sequencing for her toddler. The test revealed that her daughter had a mutation on her CACNA1A gene, which is linked to multiple neurological disorders, including developmental delay, cognitive impairment, autism, speech and […]

April 17, 2023

Impaired Infant Sleep Patterns May Be an Early Sign of ASD or ADHD

A History of Sleep Difficulties Could Be a Signal that Early Intervention Is Needed in Some Infants British researchers recently examined the prospective relationship between sleep, attention, and subsequent cognitive and social functioning in toddlers from families with a history of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This research study examined […]

April 17, 2023

Are Heavy Metal Residues in the Food Supply Related to Increasing Rates of Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

New Research Suggests It’s Possible and Epigenetic Inheritance May Play a Role A new study published in the World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics recently investigated heavy metal residues that remain persistent in the American food supply due to food ingredient manufacturing processes. Concerned with the alarming prevalence increases in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity […]

April 10, 2023

Community Shares | April 10th 2023

Don’t miss TACA’s recent “Moving Autism Forward” interview with Robert Naviaux, M.D., the co-director of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Naviaux is the lead investigator for the Suramin study for children with autism. In the interview, Dr. Naviaux will give an update on the promising […]

April 10, 2023

Baby Tooth Biomarker Exhibits Abnormal Inflammatory Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder

New Study Shows Third Trimester as a Critical Period for Inflammatory Regulation Previous research suggests that strong inflammatory states are associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Other investigations have proposed that inflammation could be linked to the etiology of many neurodegenerative diseases, including autism. Until now, determining when atypical inflammatory regulation begins has not been […]

April 10, 2023

Higher Levels of Lithium in Drinking Water Linked to Cases of Autism

Investigation Finds Maternal Prenatal Exposure Is Associated with a 23% Increase Risk of ASD in Offspring According to a new population-based, case-control study from Denmark, pregnant women whose household tap water had higher lithium levels experienced a moderately higher risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their offspring. The authors believe their research is the […]

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