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  • Are there more bowel symptoms in children with autism?

    Are there more bowel symptoms in children with autism compared to normal children and children with other developmental and neurological disorders? There is considerable controversy as to whether there is an association between bowel disorders and autism. Using a bowel symptom questionnaire we compared 51 children with autism spectrum disorder with control groups of 35 children from special school...
    • Duke University researchers find possible autism gene link

      Study’s findings may prove useful in discovering pathways to autism, reduce disease Kevin Mead, Cavalier Daily Associate Editor October 27, 2009 University Asst. Medical Prof. Jessica Connelly and researchers at Duke University have discovered a possible link between autism and genes that are turned on and off in DNA. The research, which was co-led by Duke Medical Asst. Prof. Simon Gregory, focu...
      • Schizophrenia and autism: two sides of the same coin?

        Rare Mutation Dramatically Increases Schizophrenia Risk ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2009) — An international team of researchers led by geneticist Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D., of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), has identified a mutation on human chromosome 16 that substantially increases risk for schizophrenia. The mutation in question is what scientists call a copy number variant (CNV). CNVs are are...
        • DMSA therapy considered safe and effective for children with autism

          Background This study investigated the effect of oral dimercapto succinic acid (DMSA) therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders ages 3-8 years. Methods Phase 1 involved 65 children who received one round of DMSA (3 days). Participants who had high urinary excretion of toxic metals were selected to continue on to phase 2. In phase 2, 49 participants were randomly assigned in a double-blin...
          • Lyme disease and Autism connection hypothesis

            The association between tick-borne infections, Lyme borreliosis and autism spectrum disorders. Bransfield RC, Wulfman JS, Harvey WT, Usman AI. Department of Psychiatry, Riverview Medical Center, 225 State Route 35, Red Bank, NJ, United States. bransfield@comcast.net Chronic infectious diseases, including tick-borne infections such as Borrelia burgdorferi may have direct effects, promote other infe...
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