Research Articles

June 03, 2024

Dopamine Could Play a Pivotal Role in the Development of Autism

New Research Links Disrupted Dopaminergic Signaling to Neural Circuit Abnormalities in Autism, Highlighting Potential for Targeted Interventions A recent study published in The American Journal of Pathology highlights the crucial role of dopamine in neural development and its link to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter and hormone that plays a […]

May 27, 2024

Familial Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Shows Promise in Treating Autism Symptoms

Case Report Highlights Significant Gut Microbiome and Behavioral Improvements in Teen with ASD Using Sibling Donor In a fascinating new case report, researchers, including Steven J. Walker, PhD, documented significant improvements in both gut microbiome composition and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms after familial fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) was performed in an adolescent with ASD. […]

May 27, 2024

Naviaux Lab Identifies Metabolic Markers in Newborns in Hopes of Predicting Autism Spectrum Disorder

Newly Discovered Pathways Linked to Cell Danger Response Offer Potential for Early Detection and Improved Treatments A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, including Dr. Robert Naviaux, recently used metabolomics to identify markers in newborns that might predict autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The researchers discovered that children with […]

May 20, 2024

New Connection Discovered Between PTSD and Autism Traits

Mild Stress Can Trigger PTSD-Like Memories in People with Autism, Highlighting Need for Targeted Stress Management and Early Intervention A recent study published in iScience has revealed a critical link between PTSD-like memory formation and core traits of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The authors found that even mild stress could cause PTSD-like memories in mouse […]

May 13, 2024

New Research Shows Near-Infrared Light Stimulation Improves Autism Symptoms in Children

Treatment Targets Specific Brain Areas without Any Adverse Reactions A recent study has investigated transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM), a non-invasive neuromodulation technique that delivers near-infrared (NIR) light stimulation to the brain.  The research demonstrated that pulsed NIR light stimulation of specific brain areas significantly improved autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children aged two to six. […]

May 06, 2024

Can Parental Psychiatric Disorders Influence the Risk of Autism in Offspring?

Study Shows 20% of Kids with ASD Had at Least One Parent with Psychiatric Disorders In a recent cohort study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe, researchers from Sweden and Finland have investigated the potential link between parental psychiatric disorders and the risk of offspring developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Analyzing data from […]

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