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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 […]

January 01, 2024

Community Shares | January 1st 2024

A new study has explored the association between common immune-mediated and cardiometabolic conditions during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children. The results showed that asthma and obesity were independently associated with a higher likelihood of child ASD. Women with both asthma and obesity had substantially more chances of delivering infants who were later diagnosed with […]

January 01, 2024

New Research Shows that Deep-Brain Stimulation Improves Cognitive Function in People with TBIs

Earlier Treatment Studies Demonstrated Improvements in Chronic Depression A small, phase 1 clinical trial has shown that deep-brain stimulation via implanted electrodes can improve cognitive function in individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injuries years or decades earlier. The current trial’s design included placing electrodes in the brains of five individuals with moderate to severe […]

January 01, 2024

In-Utero Exposure to Heavy Metals Linked to Autism and Atypical Neurodevelopment

Cadmium and Cesium Shown to Be Particularly Problematic to Development Researchers from several American universities, including the MIND Institute, have recently measured maternal urinary metal levels during two different time points in pregnancy. The research team then examined the relationship between these levels and their influence on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or non-typical development in […]

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