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Leaky guts and the maternal immune activated mouse model of autism
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Leaky guts and the maternal immune activated mouse model of autism

Continuing a theme of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract potentially being an important organ when it comes to at least some cases of autism, the paper by Elaine Hsiao and colleagues* adds an interesting additional layer to the science with a specific focus o...
Minnesota study links Somali population with high levels of autism
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Minnesota study links Somali population with high levels of autism

Minnesota, MN - A study by the University of Minneapolis has found high levels of autism in children born into the City's Somalian population. The study was conducted as part of a bigger project, the Minneapolis Somali autism spectrum disorder prevalenc...
New Study Highlights the Importance of Social Interaction for Autistic Children
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New Study Highlights the Importance of Social Interaction for Autistic Children

Dr Blythe Corbett Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator is the lead author of the study.* Children on the autistic spectrum and typically developing children were observed playing together in a playground setting. I...
Gastrointestinal observations in the valproate mouse model of autism
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Gastrointestinal observations in the valproate mouse model of autism

The recent revelation that offspring of a maternal immune activated (MIA) mouse model of autism, or at least mouse presentation of behaviours judged similar to those observed in cases of autism, might also present with gastrointestinal effects has certainly ca...