Autism symptoms reduced 50% in children who received fecal transplants, study finds

The study by Arizona State University, which involved 18 children, builds on the theory that the neurological condition may be rooted in the gut, rather than the brain.
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Ameliorative effect of probiotics (Lactobacillus paracaseii and Protexin®) and prebiotics (propolis and bee pollen) on clindamycin and propionic acid-induced oxidative stress and altered gut microbiota in a rodent model of autism. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2019 Jan 31;65(1):1-7 Authors: Aabed K, Shafi Bhat R, Moubayed N, Al-Mutiri M, Al-Marshoud M, Al-Qahtani A, Ansary A Abstract Colonization by toxin-producing bacteria in the gut plays a major role in bowel problems in autistic patients. Prebiotics can inhibit the growth of these pathogenic microbes by nourishing beneficial bacteria, while p...
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The National Council on Disability just released the following statement. Fortunately, it acknowledges that "there are situations where there are legitimate grounds for not providing medical treatment." "NCD strongly opposes the medical community, or anyone, making broad generalizations about the quality of life for a person with a disability. Despite the growing understanding that disability is a normal part of the human experience, the lives of persons with disabilities continue to be devalued in medical decision-making." "The devaluation of persons with disabilities has been widely rec...
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Contributors : Sharon Gil ; Gandal MichaelSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusWe transplanted gut microbiota via fecal transfer from TD and ASD children into germ-free wild-type mice, and reveal that colonization with ASD microbiomes induces hallmark changes in sociability, vocalization, and stereotypies. The brains of mice receiving gut microbiota from ASD individuals display alternative splicing patterns for genes dysregulated in the human ASD brain.
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In this study, scientists screened cells from old animals to identify any RBPs that change upon aging. The screening showed that one particular protein, Pumilio2 (PUM2), was highly induced in old animals. PUM2 binds mRNA molecules containing specific recognition sites. Upon its binding, PUM2 represses the translation of the target mRNAs into proteins. Using a systems genetics approach, the researchers then identified a new mRNA target that PUM2 binds. The mRNA encodes for a protein called Mitochondrial Fission Factor (MFF), and is a pivotal regulator of mitochondrial fission - a process by which mitochondria break u...
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BOSTON (CBS) – In April 2018, a Beverly couple tragically lost their son. As Jonathan Ersing’s parents grieve, they have found a unique way to remain close to him. “He was just one of those people who just lit up a room,” his mother, Joanne, remembers. Jonathan had severe autism and in April, he accidentally choked on his food and went into cardiac arrest. After multiple attempts to resuscitate him, Jonathan was pronounced brain dead. He was 25 years old. Jonathan Ersing (Courtesy Photo) While Jonathan was losing his life, Sabrina Dahoda of upstate New York was on the brink of losing hers. The 31-ye...
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