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May 17, 2021

More Evidence Points Toward Link Between Gut Microbiota and Social Behavior

Gut Bacteria from Wild-Type Mice Fix Social Deficit of Cntnap2 Knockout Mice A preview of an upcoming study from scientists at the University of Geneva in Switzerland has shown that microorganism transfer into the microbiomes of rodents can influence their social behavior. This short report begins by explaining the hologenome theory, which suggests that a […]

May 17, 2021

LIfetime Autism Incidence in Japan Exceeds 2.75% for Children Born 2009 to 2016

New Research Compares Local Cohort Incidence to Nationwide Incidence Researchers in Japan, concerned with rising worldwide incidences of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), set out to calculate their nation’s cumulative incidence of the disorder. The team had collected recent local cohort studies that consistently reported an autism incidence of over 3%. However, the researchers were unsure […]

May 17, 2021

Psychedelic Drug MDMA Shows Remarkable Improvement for Those with Severe PTSD

Drug Could Prove Beneficial for Individuals Suffering with PTSD and ASD MDMA, commonly known as Ecstasy or Molly, is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception. The drug is currently illegal but has recently taken an important step forward towards medical approval. A recent Phase 3 trial demonstrated that MDMA can deliver significant relief […]

May 10, 2021

Community Shares | May 11

  Elon Musk appeared on Saturday Night Live last weekend, revealing that he was the first person with Asperger’s to host the show.  Join NJACE on Wednesday, May 12 at 1 p.m. EDT for The Nature, Physiology, and Familiarity of Sensorimotor Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorder webinar.  A comprehensive analysis of eating disorders linked to […]

May 10, 2021

How Do Women Who Identify on the Spectrum Mother Children Who Are Also on the Spectrum?

New Study Says They Perform at the Same Level as Neurotypical Mothers Little is known about parents who have autism. Since autism rates continue to climb and individuals on the spectrum are more likely to have children with the disorder, parents with autism will become more commonplace in the future. Research examining the parenting skills […]

May 10, 2021

Part 2: A SafeMinds Special Report “I don’t see how we can overlook 5-10% of boys with autism.”

Interview with Toms River’s Autism Report Co-Author Walter M. Zahorodny  SafeMinds had the pleasure of conversing with Walter M. Zahorodny, Ph.D.,  co-author of the new report: Higher Than Expected ASD Prevalence in Toms River, New Jersey in 2016. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Zahorodny is also […]

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