Blog Posts in April, 2015

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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