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autism's gut-brain connection

Advanced understanding of interactions between brain and immune system; fostered and inspired a new generation of autism researchers
June 27, 2014

 

Autism Speaks joins the global autism research community in mourning the passing of neurobiologist Paul Patterson. Dr. Patterson was a pioneer in the study of brain-immune system interactions and a mentor who trained and continues to inspire a new generation of autism researchers.

Researchers say that gut bacteria more abundant in some individuals with autism produce waste products that may affect brain activity
May 20, 2014

Do chemicals produced by gut bacteria affect children with autism? This week, researchers presented findings from a small study that suggests this possibility. They did so at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, in Boston.