Tag: Autism spectrum

Probiotic therapy alleviates autism-like behaviors in mice

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges mr@caltech.edu 626-395-3227 California Institute of Technology Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors that include repetitive actions, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many individuals with ASD also suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as abdominal cramps and constipation. Using […]

5-fold increase in ADHD medication use in children and adolescents

Contact: Vicki Cohn vcohn@liebertpub.com 914-740-2100 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News   New Rochelle, NY, September 10, 2013—Use of stimulant medications to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents has increased significantly over the past several years. This trend toward increased use of prescription stimulants extends beyond […]

U.S. Court Confrims M.M.R. Vaccine Caused Autism or Cumulative (Verified through Multiple Sources) From DEC 2012 Judgment

EEV: Court Document Clip: Followed by links to Last article from Jan 2013 and links to court documents * This was requested article research National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“Vaccine Program”).2 Petitioners alleged that as a result of “all the vaccinations administered to [Ryan] from March 25, 2003, through […]

Clues about autism may come from the gut

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu Arizona State University Bacterial flora inhabiting the human gut have become one of the hottest topics in biological research. Implicated in a range of important activities including digestion, fine-tuning body weight, regulating immune response, and producing neurotransmitters affect that brain and behavior, these tiny […]

UCSB researchers successfully treat autism in infants

Contact: Andrea Estrada andrea.estrada@ia.ucsb.edu 805-893-4620 University of California – Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Most infants respond to a game of peek-a-boo with smiles at the very least, and, for those who find the activity particularly entertaining, gales of laughter. For infants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), […]