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February 02, 2021

Surprising New Findings Surrounding the Role of Astrocytes in the Brain and Gut

Advances in the Study of Astrocytes Show Promise in Controlling Brain Inflammation and Treating Epilepsy Astrocytes are the most common cells found within the central nervous system (CNS). Even though these cells are abundant, astrocytes have long been poorly understood. Now, two recent studies are shedding more light on the function of astrocytes. These new […]

February 02, 2021

Suicide 3 Times More Prevalent for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Women on the Spectrum and Those with Additional Psychiatric Conditions Have an Even Higher Risk of Suicide New research generated from Denmark has discovered a shocking new statistic. People with autism have more than three times the rate of suicide and suicide attempt compared to the general population. The Danish research team’s study also reported […]

February 02, 2021

Machine Learning Recognizes Patterns of Maternal Autoantibodies Associated to Autism

New Technology Identified Biomarkers Linked with a Subtype of Autism with 100% Accuracy  An exciting new study from UC Davis’ MIND Institute has identified several patterns of maternal autoantibodies that are distinctly associated with autism. Through an artificial intelligence generated process called machine learning, the study’s authors investigated maternal autoantibody-related autism spectrum disorder (MAR ASD), […]

February 02, 2021

CDC Finds 1.2% of American Children Qualify as Intellectually Disabled

Nearly 40% of Children with Intellectual Disability also Have Autism The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new intellectual disability (ID) rate estimate for American children. By using the same data collection methodology as used by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network which determines autism prevalence, the CDC found […]

February 02, 2021

ADHD More Common in Children Whose Mothers Have Autoimmune Disorders

Symptoms of Autism and ADHD Often Coincide When the American Psychiatric Association updated their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013, dual diagnoses became permitted for the first time. For years, symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been recognized to overlap.  An estimated 30 to […]

January 25, 2021

In Utero Exposure of Ritodrine Associated with Increased Incidence of Autism

Korean Study Show Twice the ASD Risk of Exposed Group vs. Non Exposed Ritodrine is a prescription drug used to stop premature labor. The medication can also be used to manage asthma symptoms. In 1995, the United States discontinued the use of ritodrine for pregnant women due to dosage and efficacy problems. However, Korea continued […]

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