Effectiveness of the D-TERMINED Program of Repetitive Tasking for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
ConclusionWe have used MSC-exo via intranasal administration to treat both BTBR and shank3 KO mice. The behavioral effect seemed 3 weeks post the treatment.The behavioral amelioration was seen in all the core symptoms including social interaction, repetitive behaviors, and vocal communication.
ConclusionWe used gold nanoparticles loaded exosomes for in-vivo neuroimaging and present specific migration and homing to various brain pathologies including stroke, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Autism and healthy brains as a control. By this method, we visualized the migration and homing abilities of exosomes in long-term follow-up ad report that in pathological areas they home for more than 96 hours while in healthy brains they are being evacuated within 24 hours. Furthermore, we show that MSC-exo uses chemotaxis signaling to target the inflammatory areas in the brain.
ConclusionStromal vascular fraction (SVF) therapy has been performed over the past seven years to treat 493 patients by our group in five clinical centers. SVF was isolated from the lipoaspirate collected from each respective patient through a simple manual liposuction procedure. For each patients, blood was drawn as well to isolate platelet-rich plasma (PRP). SVF and PRP were administered to all subjects by intravenous (IV) injection in an autologous manner, with minority group within the population received an additional spinal, intra-articular, or subcutaneous injections, or combination of several injection sites. The t...
ConclusionFor the trial, 3 lots of hCT-MSCs were manufactured from cord tissue obtained from 3 term healthy male babies delivered after elective routine C-section. After transporting the cord to the Robertson GMP Laboratory, the tissue was cut and digested in a tissue dissociator. The resulting cell suspension was plated in tissue culture flasks for P0 culture in Prime-XV MSC Expansion XSFM culture medium (Irvine Scientific) supplemented with 1% platelet lysate (PL). After harvest, P0 cells were cryopreserved, with a subset of cells expanded for P1 in XSFM without PL, and with a larger cryopreservation and expansion proces...
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Na Wang, Dan-dan Wang, Ying ShenAbstractProtein Numb localizes to clathrin-coated vesicles and participates in the trafficking of trans-membrane receptors. We previously reported that Numb deficiency in cerebellar Purkinje cells impairs synaptic expression of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (mGlu1) and motor coordination. However, the functions of Numb in other brain regions have not been investigated. Here, we show that Numb regulates the membrane expression of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGlu5) and is critical to social behavior...
Dr. Randi Hagerman is on the front lines of developing new treatments for kids with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disorders.
We report data quality assessments across sites, showing that neurocognitive measures hold great promise for cross-site consistency in diverse populations. We discuss our approach to ensuring robust data analysis pipelines and boosting future reproducibility. Finally, we summarise challenges and opportunities for future multi-site research efforts.
Translational Psychiatry, Published online: 24 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41398-019-0488-4Commonality in dysregulated expression of gene sets in cortical brains of individuals with autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder
Melissa Eaton and Amanda Seigler, mothers of autistic children, have been infiltrating Facebook groups and reporting cases of child abuse after parents post about how bleach can 'cure' autism.
ConclusionThe DCE was sensitive to caregivers’ preferences for managing their child's co-existing cognitive/intellectual and emotional/behavior/developmental disability. Findings may help providers gauge treatment in a broader context of health outcomes.