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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 […]

April 03, 2023

Children with Autism Are More Likely to Be Diagnosed with Psychiatric Comorbidities

Anxiety Disorder Developed in Late Childhood Can Lead to Subsequent Psychiatric Conditions A longitudinal follow-up study examining the mental health of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has recently been published in Journal of Affective Disorders. The authors used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database to analyze records of 13,382 children and […]

April 03, 2023

Community Shares | April 3rd 2023

According to new research, mothers who had COVID-19 while pregnant have an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in their male offspring. The study used electronic health records for 18,355 births since the beginning of the pandemic and discovered a significant uptick in developmental issues among boys, not girls, in their first year of life.  A […]

April 03, 2023

Prenatal Antibiotic Exposure Linked to an Increased Risk of Autism

Higher Risk Observed in First and Second Trimester Exposures and Lasting Longer than 14 Days Canadian researchers recently assessed whether prenatal exposure to antibiotics is associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring born at term. To investigate this hypothesis, the authors used a population-based retrospective cohort study that included mothers […]

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