Blog Posts in 2015

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Autism Solutions exist to lessen your symptoms and minimize your risks of having an autistic child

A new research published in the latest issue of the Journal Molecular Psychiatry (December 2015) puts into light the key role of uterine environment and prenatal exposure to deleterious factors in ...
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Stem Cells & Autism

New tool to better understand the causes leading to Autism A promising therapy to treat Autism Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder affecting the brain, with social and ...
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High rate of Autism in the United States: What can be done to prevent Autism?

A recent study survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health conducted in 2014 on over 11,000 children ages 3 to 17 years old estimates than 2.24% of children (1 in 45) ...
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Lymphatic vessels: the connection between the Brain and the Immune system New pieces in the puzzle of Autism?

Discovery of hidden structures One of the principal dogma concerning the central nervous system has just fallen: brain and immune system are connected by lymphatic vessels. Until a recent discovery ...
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Maternal folate receptors autoantibodies: Potential factors reducing folate transport and involved in ASD development

The importance of folate intake during pregnancy has been largely described. Indeed folate is essential to multiple processes including DNA synthesis and methylation, two processes involved in the ...
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Pregnant women with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): How can this affect fetal neurodevelopment and increase my risk of having an autistic child?

Numerous studies suggested that individuals with ASD have a family history of autoimmune diseases and highlighted the high prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) among these families. Because there ...
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Autism and MMR vaccine- A myth busted. Another study discrediting the vaccine theory of Autism

As the rate of ASD rises worldwide, parents and professionals are trying to find causes that induce autism in children. With the influence of anti-vaccine activists and celebrity alike, claiming that ...
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Systemic lupus erythematosus, Antiphospholipid syndrome: The anti-brain antibody theory of Autism

A large set of studies have described the presence of antibodies targeting proteins localized in the central nervous system of autistic children. Moreover, an accumulation of evidences tend to point ...
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Maternal inflammation during pregnancy: catalyst of autism development

In view of the many potential causes responsible for autism development, an alteration of the immune system seems to occupy a place of choice as a major event triggering the neuro developmental ...
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Diabetes in pregnant women: a population at risk for autism development in the offspring

A large number of epidemiologic studies have linked maternal lifestyle (i.e. diet, stress, exposure to alcohol or tobacco) to a higher risk for abnormal fetal development. Indeed, maternal metabolic ...
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Maternal HY-restricting HLA class II allele: possible factor involved in brain inflammation of autistic children in utero

Throughout pregnancy, maternal antibodies (IgG) can cross the placenta to provide a passive immunity towards the developing fetus whose immune system is still immature. Placenta allows the passage of ...
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World Autism Awareness Day: Prevention Over Celebration

The month of April is Autism Awareness month and today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). Adopted by the United Nations in 2007, WAAD is meant to “shine a light on” autism ...
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Insight into MTHFR polymorphism and Autism

Many patients contact us here at BRI, worried about the risk of having a child on the Autistic Spectrum because they carry one or two mutations in a gene coding for the enzyme ...
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In utero activation of fetal genes that predispose to the development of autism are triggered by maternal inflammation

Controlling the maternal inflammation may be key to autism prevention Several lines of evidences suggest that both genetic and environmental factors contribute to autism development. A subset of ...
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Pre-eclampsia, IUGR and Autism: Their association is expected due to the same etiology for all: FAILURE TO GENERATE MATERNAL IMMUNE TOLERANCE TO THE PREGNANCY

Autism has undoubtedly a genetic component but recent accumulation of evidences shows a clear association between autism and pregnancy complications, revealing that the prenatal period is a time of ...
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HLA-G polymorphism, NK cells and Autism: At the cross road between in utero inflammation and fetal neurodevelopment

HLA-G polymorphism, NK cells and Autism: At the cross road between in utero inflammation and fetal neurodevelopment During pregnancy, the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system plays a major role in the ...
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