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October 10, 2022

Community Shares | October 10th 2022

A team of researchers at the University of Florida has secured a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate cognitive changes in the brain that occur in people with autism as they age. The team aims to explore if aging is accelerated in people with autism. If it is, they […]

October 03, 2022

Community Shares | October 3rd 2022

A new study contradicts parental reports and previous research detailing behavioral improvements in children with autism during a fever. After profiling 141 children with autism, only three demonstrated consistent behavioral improvements during a fever episode. The other 138 children had stronger and more frequent negative behavior changes during fever than seen in typically developing children. […]

October 03, 2022

Two New Studies Show Early Aluminum Adjuvant Exposures Could Be Linked to Chronic Health Conditions

One Review Investigates Aluminum’s Tie to Neurodevelopmental Disorders; the Other Investigates Its Relationship to Asthma  An international team of researchers recently released a review that examined the relationship between neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder with early life exposures to aluminum-based adjuvants (ABAs). The review investigated the current […]

October 03, 2022

Cannabis-Based Medicinal Products Reported to Improve General Health-Related Quality of Life for Adults with ASD

Treatment Found Beneficial for Managing Anxiety Levels and Aiding Sleep Disturbances For years, cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) have been considered promising treatments for managing symptoms and comorbidities related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, there has been very little evidence to back up this claim. For the first time, a team of British scientists assessed […]

September 26, 2022

Low Levels of Glyphosate Shown to Increase Seizure-Like Behavior in Animals

Researchers Concerned About Lack of Knowledge Regarding Impact of Herbicide on the Human Nervous System A recent study by Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University has linked the use of the weed killer Roundup to convulsions in animals. Glyphosate is the herbicide component contained in Roundup, the world’s most commonly used weed killer. Nearly […]

September 26, 2022

Community Shares | September 26th 2022

Technology Networks has produced a free downloadable infographic explaining how cell signaling works inside the brain. Their infographic illustrates how electrical and chemical signals work together, examines the types of neurotransmitters found in the brain, and describes the role receptors play in the cell signaling pathway. Previous research has demonstrated that autism is linked to […]

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