Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Autism Symptoms?

All the children in the study had severe digestive issues, so once they were more comfortable perhaps they were better able to focus and learn. Healthier microorganisms in the gut also may send chemicals to the brain that help children learn and make connections.
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Condition:   Autism Intervention:   Behavioral: ESDM followed by treatment as usual Sponsor:   Hôpital le Vinatier Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex heterogeneous neurological disorder that has led to a spectrum of diagnosis techniques. The screening instruments, medical and technological tools initiate the diagnosis process. Clinicians and psychologists propose therapies depending on the examination done by these methodologies. The literature has accounted dozens of diagnostic methods and alternative and complementary therapies but still lack in highlighting the proper biomarker for early detection and intervention. The emerging multi-modal neuro-imaging techniques have correlated the brain's functional and structural measur...
Source: International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Information Systems Medicine & Healthcare Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2019Source: Stem Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Rosa Montes, Pilar Mollinedo, Sonia Perales, Domingo Gonzalez-Lamuño, Veronica Ramos-Mejía, Jose L. Fernandez-Luna, Pedro J. RealAbstractADNP syndrome is an intellectual disability associated with Autism spectrum disorder caused by mutations in ADNP. We generated an iPSC line from an ADNP syndrome pediatric patient harboring the mutation p.Trp719* (GENYOi004-A). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were reprogrammed using a non-transmissible form of Sendai viruses expressing the four Yamanaka factors (Oct3/4, SOX2, KLF4 and c-M...
Source: Stem Cell Research - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Hitomi Soumiya, Hiromi Araiso, Shoei Furukawa, Hidefumi FukumitsuAbstractAbnormalities in tactile perception and response, such as sensory defensiveness, are core features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and may be associated with impaired communication skills. However, the influences of tactile perception deficits on the development of social behaviors and neuronal circuits related to emotional regulation of social interactions remain unclear. Whiskers are the most important tactile apparatus in rodents. We previously reported that ad...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
By guest blogger Gina Rippon In case you hadn’t noticed, there is an ongoing debate about the existence of differences between women’s and men’s brains, and the extent to which these might be linked to biological or to cultural factors. In this debate, a real game-changer of a study would involve the identification of clear-cut sex differences in foetal brains: that is, in brains that have not yet been exposed to all the different expectations and experiences that the world might offer. A recent open-access study published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience by Muriah Wheelock at the University of Was...
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This study found that autistic girls used significantly more " cognitive process " words such as " think " and " know " than autistic boys, despite comparable autism symptom severity.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionsWe report the first clinical description of an association between autistic symptoms and Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome in two members of the same family with the same genetic point deletion. Further research is required in order to draw an accurate conclusion regarding the association between Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome and autism.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
The FDA wants to underscore our continued confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines that are highly successful at preventing – in some cases, nearly eradicating – preventable diseases. Large well-designed studies have confirmed the safety and effectiveness of the MMR vaccine and have demonstrated that administration of the vaccine is not associated with the development of autism. MMR vaccine has been approved in the U nited States for nearly 50 years to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (also known as German Measles). As a result of its use, measles and rubella were completely eradicated in th...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Two studies, taken together, imply that sequencing can identify a genetic cause for ultrasound abnormalities in roughly 10 percent of cases.
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
Many dentists either avoid treating such patients or lack the skills needed to do so.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
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