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Immune System and Gastrointestinal Deregulation Linked with Autism

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Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased...
17-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amygdala Neurons Increase as Children Become Adults – Except in Autism

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In a striking new finding, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute found that typically-developing children gain more neurons in a region of the brain that governs social and emotional behavior, the amygdala, as they become adults. This...
20-Mar-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Folic Acid May Mitigate Autism Risk From Pesticides

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Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk.
6-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Davis MIND Institute wins coveted ACE grant

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The UC Davis MND Institute has been awarded a 5-year, $12 million Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) grant, one of five in the nation, to create a “Center for the Development of Phenotype-based Treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
7-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cerebrospinal Fluid Shows Promise as Autism Biomarker

Researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) and other institutions have found that altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in high-risk infants can predict whether they will develop autism spectrum...
3-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Placenta Provides Time Capsule for Autism Studies

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In two recent studies, researchers at UC Davis have shown that placental tissue can provide critical information about the epigenetic landscape that influences fetal development.
17-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gram-Negative Bacteria May Influence Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

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For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients. Compared to controls, patients with Alzheimer's had much higher levels of lipopolysaccharide...
29-Nov-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cognitive function tests reliable for people with intellectual disabilities, UC Davis research shows

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Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that a battery of tests appears to have strong potential for measuring cognitive changes over time for people with intellectual disabilities. The work could open new doors to research into...
6-Sep-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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