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Extensive collection of latest research related to cause and treatment of autism, autism spectrum disorder, asperger’s syndrome.

Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys

Hooker BS Abstract BACKGROUND: A significant number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder suffer a loss of previously-acquired skills, suggesting neurodegeneration or a type of progressive encephalopathy with an etiological basis occurring after birth. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectof the age at which children got their first Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) [...]

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Risk of autism in the US significantly decreased with reductions in Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines

A Two-Phase Case-Control Study of Autism Risk Among Children Born From the Late 1990s Through the Early 2000s in the United States. Geier DA1,2, Kern JK1,2,3, Geier MR1,2. Abstract BACKGROUND This study evaluated the hypothesis that the 1999 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and US Public Health Service (PHS) to reduce exposure [...]

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Association between behavioral problems and gastrointestinal disorders among children with autism spectrum disorder

Zhu J1, Guo M, Yang T, Lai X, Lei YY, He ML, Chen J, Li TY. Abstract Objective: To investigate the relationship between gastrointestinal disorders (GID) and core symptoms or behavioral problems among the children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) . Method: Totally 328 children with ASD and 202 normal controls were enrolled in this [...]

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Vitamin A Deficiency Induces Autistic-Like Behaviors

Vitamin A Deficiency Induces Autistic-Like Behaviors in Rats by Regulating the RARĪ²-CD38-Oxytocin Axis in the Hypothalamus. Lai X1,2, Wu X1,2, Hou N1,2, Liu S1,2, Li Q1,2, Yang T1,2, Miao J2,3, Dong Z2,4, Chen J1,2, Li T1,2,4. Abstract SCOPE: Vitamin A (VA) is an essential nutrient for the development of the brain. We previously found that [...]

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Genetic testing in children with autism spectrum disorder

Genetic testing including targeted gene panel in a diverse clinical population of children with autism spectrum disorder: Findings and implications. Kalsner L1,2, Twachtman-Bassett J1, Tokarski K2, Stanley C3, Dumont-Mathieu T1,2, Cotney J2, Chamberlain S2. Abstract BACKGROUND: Genetic testing of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now standard in the clinical setting, with American College [...]

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Risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring following paternal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors before conception

Yang F1,2, Chen J1, Miao MH1, Yuan W1, Li L1, Liang H1, Ehrenstein V2, Li J2. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to examine the association between paternal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use before conception and the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. DESIGN: A population-based cohort study. METHODS: We conducted a [...]

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Examining the Links Between Challenging Behaviors in Youth with ASD and Parental Stress,

Examining the Links Between Challenging Behaviors in Youth with ASD and Parental Stress, Mental Health, and Involvement: Applying an Adaptation of the Family Stress Model to Families of Youth with ASD. Schiltz HK1, McVey AJ2, Magnus B2, Dolan BK2,3, Willar KS2, Pleiss S2,4, Karst J2,5, Carson AM2,6, Caiozzo C2, Vogt E2, Van Hecke AV2. Abstract [...]

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Targeting gut microbiome: A novel and potential therapy for autism.

Yang Y1, Tian J2, Yang B3. Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a severely neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. Children with neurodevelopmental disorder, including ASD, are regularly affected by gastrointestinal problems and dysbiosis of gut microbiota. On the other hand, humans live in a co-evolutionary association with [...]

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The TBR1-related autistic-spectrum-disorder phenotype and its clinical spectrum.

McDermott JH1, Study DDD2, Clayton-Smith J3, Briggs TA4. Abstract A diverse range of genetic aberrations can lead to Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and many of these have been identified via Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) as part of large scale consortium studies. ASD is a phenotypically variable disorder and detailed clinical descriptions are essential to appreciate [...]

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