Research Articles

April 22, 2024

Children with Cerebral Palsy Face a Fivefold Increased Risk of ASD and a Double Risk of ADHD

New Research Suggests Links Are Due to Shared Early-Life Risk Factors Affecting Brain Development A recent nationwide study has revealed a significant link between cerebral palsy and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Specifically, the research showed that children with cerebral palsy were found to have a […]

April 15, 2024

Research Finds Significantly More Chemicals in Baby Teeth of Children with ASD Compared to Neurotypical Children

Authors Propose Differences in Xenobiotic Metabolism as Cause of Chemical Variances Between Groups Another new study led by researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has analyzed deciduous (baby) teeth from 22 ASD-diagnosed children and 20 typically developing children. Deciduous teeth act as significant indicators of chemical exposure during fetal […]

April 08, 2024

Thimerosal Exposure Linked to Neurological Impairments, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Oxidative Stress, and Altered Neurotransmitter Levels

Injuries Caused by Exposure Can Lead to Long-Term Cognitive and Motor Deficits New research from Brazil has investigated the effects of thimerosal (TM), a mercury-containing compound used as a preservative or antiseptic in certain vaccines, skin test antigens, antivenins, ophthalmic and nasal products, and tattoo inks, on young Wistar rats, which were bred to be […]

March 25, 2024

GTF21 Gene Variations Could Be the Difference Between Having a “Cocktail Party Personality” and Struggling Socially

Recent Findings from a Stem Cell Study Could Lead to New Autism Treatments Researchers at the Sanford Stem Cell Institute, University of California San Diego, have gained insights into the social behaviors linked with Williams syndrome and its opposite genetic condition, 7q11.23 duplication syndrome, which may have implications for individuals with autism. Williams syndrome, characterized […]

March 25, 2024

IV Ketamine Infusions Reduced Anger Outbursts, Anxiety, Suicidality and Depression in Adult with ASD

Case Study Explores Ketamine’s Potential in Improving Quality of Life of Those with Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder A recent case study conducted at the University of Florida tracked the progress of a 29-year-old man diagnosed with bipolar disorder, type 2 diabetes, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who exhibited mood swings, suicidal ideation, […]

March 04, 2024

Systematic Review: Mercury Exposure Contributes to the Variability in ASD Etiology

Findings Show Mercury During the Postnatal Period Is Especially Harmful A recent systematic review has underscored the role of mercury (Hg) exposure in the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly when such exposure occurs during the postnatal period. According to the findings, infants are highly susceptible to toxins and heavy metals like Hg during […]

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