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Inflammation is the body’s vital infection-fighting response, but chronic inflammation can harm the brain as well as body
July 23, 2014

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In today’s online edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), science writer M.J. Friedrich interviews several leading researchers studying inflammation’s role in the development of brain disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

Largest-ever autism risk analysis provides further evidence that genetic and nongenetic factors both contribute powerfully to ASD
May 03, 2014

The largest-ever study of its kind suggests that the risk of autism is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors. In scientific terms, environmental factors include a broad range of influences. In autism, these can be as varied as parental age, birth complications, maternal nutrition at conception and exposure to pollution during early brain development.