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Autism and inflammation – lengthy list of
source material for the link between the two from Moises Velsquez-Manoff - August 2012
Common flame retardant linked to social, behavioural and learning deficits, and autism 02/12
Scientists have prepared a list of ten chemicals considered likely to contribute to autism, learning disabilities and related conditions. April 2012
Does high-fructose corn syrup contribute to a rise in autism April2012
Further evidence that autism linked to immune system problems April 2012
Epidemic of autism amongst US children may be associated with the typical American diet which could interfere with the body's ability to eliminate toxic chemicals. April2012
Disturbed levels of cytokines, suggesting a disturbed immune system, found in the plasma of children with autism disorder: in particular, five related to the T-helper cell immune system and three involved in hematopoiesis. April 2012
Low birthweight appears to be an important environmental factor contributing to the risk of autism January 2012
Exposure to antidepressants in early pregnancy may increase the risk of autism spectrum - 07 July 2011
83 cases of vaccine-associated autism compensated in US Federal Vaccine Court
Common genetic cause of autism and epilepsy discovered
en with autism have mitochondrial dysfunction
Mercury a causative factor in ASD?
New study links MMR and autism
Could IVF be linked to autism?
The Vitamin D Council offers comprehensive information on the role of vitamin D deficiency in autism including a large collection of research reports.
Better genetic test for autism? Chromosomal Microarray Analysis picks up more abnormalities than current tests March 2010
One in 91 US children may have ASD, report suggests
Anti-vaccine stand based on research) April2009
Fish may be brain food for teenage boys
Breastfeeding associated with decreased childhood behavioural problems
People with and carriers of fragile X syndrome are likely to have additional conditions
The possibility and probability of a gut-to-brain connection in autism
Direct link between autism and vaccine uptake – Yokahama
Could the use of paracetamol in late pregnancy and early childhood increase the risk of subsequently acquiring childhood asthma and allergic disorders as well as increasing the risk for autism in susceptible individuals? 08/09
Autism could be linked mother’s autoimmune disease
A prospective study of prenatal mercury exposure from maternal dental amalgams and autism severity
David A. Geier, Janet K. Kernand Mark R. Geier – 2009
Autism and vinyl flooring - is there a link?
Is autism and schizophrenia caused by competition between maternal and paternal genes?
Gene variant associated with both autism and gastro-intestinal function
The rise in West Coast autism investigated
Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate while pregnant may significantly increase their child's risk of developing autism.
Link found between nicotine addiction and autism
Unusual use of toys In infancy could be a clue to later autism.
Children living in high-precipitation areas more likely to have autism
Deficient cholesterol: a common new factor in autism
Toxic metals and autism
The Lyme-Autism connection
Gene-related language delay in autism
Disrupted communication networks in brain lead to autism's social struggles
Further evidence for genetic contribution to autism discovered by Caltech and UNC research
Autism could be caused by failure to trigger genes in early brain development
US Court recognises the link between vaccines and autism
Autism and Lyme disease are connected
Very low birth weight may raise risk of autism
Agricultural pesticide and autism
Leaky gut autism theory doubted
Clues to autism found in sticky blood protein
Mothers' antibodies may lead to autism
Research pinpoints deficits in the autistic brains that could aid more precise diagnoses and perhaps improve treatment of ASD Febuary 2008
New imaging technique shows that the the brains of autistic children have a greater mass of grey matter
Brain cell communication - protein imbalance
Autism and vitamin D deficiency
Increased white matter in the brain linked to poor motor skills in children with autism
Could the father’s age be a risk factor for autism?
Autism genes revealed
Early childhood TV viewing may trigger autism
Autistic brains have fewer neurons
Autism / cholesterol link?
New evidence on MMR/autism link
Immunity and Autism
Can vaccines affect central nervous system function
Articles on the causes of autism
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