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April 29, 2024

Community Shares | April 29th 2024

A team of Mexican scientists has recently investigated experiments that used animal models to assess the effects of antibiotics on the brain and behavior. The study reviewed both the beneficial and detrimental effects of antibiotics administered to rodents during prenatal or postnatal periods, which explored different protocols that mimic various diseases and behavioral conditions like […]

April 29, 2024

Cerebral Lactate Levels Higher in Adults with Autism than Neurotypical Controls

Study Suggests that Lactate May Be a Potential Biomarker for Mitochondrial Dysfunction in High-Functioning Adults on the Spectrum  New German research has investigated cerebral lactate (Lac+) levels in high-functioning adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), targeting the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) as a potential biomarker for mitochondrial dysfunction. The authors […]

April 29, 2024

New Research Claims Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Is Not Linked to ADHD or Autism Risk

Contradictory Results Challenge Previous Findings of Elevated Neurodevelopmental Risks in Children Exposed to Drug Prenatally A recent study published in JAMA challenges prior research linking acetaminophen (Tylenol) use during pregnancy to increased risks of autism and ADHD in children. By analyzing data from over 2 million Swedish children followed for up to 26 years, the […]

April 22, 2024

Community Shares | April 22nd 2024

Recent Ukrainian research reveals that children with ASD associated with genetic folate cycle deficiency (GFCD) show a distinct microbial profile characterized by a high microbial load in their gastrointestinal tract dominated by opportunistic microorganisms. This profile differs significantly from healthy children of the same age. The ASD and GFCD-affected children’s most frequently detected infectious agents […]

April 22, 2024

Prenatal Contact with Organophosphates and Organochlorine Associated with ASD-Like Behaviors in Children

Gestational Exposure to Pesticides May Cause Delayed Neuromotor Development and Increased Oxidative Stress Biomarkers A new systematic review has examined the relationship between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pesticide exposure, considering both human and preclinical studies. This review included 45 human studies and 16 preclinical studies, focusing on various pesticide types like Organophosphates (OP), Organochlorine […]

April 22, 2024

Children with Cerebral Palsy Face a Fivefold Increased Risk of ASD and a Double Risk of ADHD

New Research Suggests Links Are Due to Shared Early-Life Risk Factors Affecting Brain Development A recent nationwide study has revealed a significant link between cerebral palsy and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Specifically, the research showed that children with cerebral palsy were found to have a […]

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