Research Articles

January 24, 2022

Microbiome’s Influence on the Etiology of Autism is Far From Settled

New Response Suggests “Picky Eating” Isn’t Only Reason for Differences in Gut Microbiota An Australian study released last November claimed that gut health was in “no way a cause of why the brain develops differently” in individuals with autism. Moreover, lead author Chloe Yap and her colleagues concluded in their study that any observed microbiome […]

January 17, 2022

Oxygen Enriched Air Delivers a Beneficial Effect for Those with Depression

“Normobaric” Oxygen is Different from Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment  Individuals with autism are four times as likely to experience depression compared to people without the disorder. Given this statistic, a new pilot trial out of Israel is particularly relevant for the autism community. In the study, Israeli researchers discovered that treating mild to moderately depressed individuals […]

January 17, 2022

Infections During Pregnancy May Affect Fetus’ Brain Development and Primes Immune System for Inflammatory Attacks

Researchers May Have Found the Missing Link Between ASD and the Gut-Brain Connection   Through the use of mouse models, researchers from Harvard Medical School and MIT may have discovered the connection between autism and gut-brain dysfunction. The scientists behind this study found that infections during pregnancy can lead to high levels of the inflammatory signaling […]

January 10, 2022

Are Regulatory Agencies Approving Drugs Too Quickly?

Study Reports Clinical Trials Were Missing for Newly Approved ADHD Medication   According to a new study, regulatory agencies approved extended-release methylphenidate, a drug used to treat adult ADHD, without reviewing all relevant clinical trial documents. In fact, the study demonstrated that the omitted trials accounted for a median of 45% of all data from […]

January 04, 2022

New Biomarker for Autism Discovered in Cerebrospinal Fluid

Biomarker’s Presence Could Establish a Link Between Autism and Epilepsy Scientists from Northwestern Medicine have discovered a new biomarker for autism. Possibly more exciting, these researchers believe that the detection of this novel biomarker provides evidence of a link between autism and epilepsy, which approximately 30% to 50% of children with autism also suffer from. […]

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January 04, 2022

Researchers Call for Federal Agencies and Foundations to Expand Explorations into Environmental Autism Etiology

Team Suggests the Environment Acts in Concert with Genetic Risk Pathways Affecting Neurodevelopment A new commentary and study written by eleven different scientists and clinicians, published in the journal Pediatrics, makes a plea for future autism research to have a greater focus on genetic interactions with environmental exposures. Stating that previous research has linked toxic […]

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