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The Microbiome in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The journal Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease publishes a special issue on the role that gut bacteria may play in autism
March 26, 2015

This month, the online journal Microbioal Ecology in Health and Disease features a special issue on The Microbiome in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Follow the title links to read the articles in full:

An n=1 case report of a child with autism improving on antibiotics and a father’s quest to understand what it may mean, by John Rodakis

Gut bacteria in children with autism spectrum disorders: challenges and promise of studying how a complex community influences a complex disease, by Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Catherine Lozupone,Dae-Wook Kang and James B. Adams

Towards large-cohort comparative studies to define the factors influencing the gut microbial community structure of ASD patients, by Daniel McDonald, Mady Hornig, Catherine Lozupone, Justine Debelius, Jack A. Gilbert, Rob Knight

A model for the induction of autism in the ecosystem of the human body: the anatomy of a modern pandemic?, by Staci D. Bilbo, Cynthia D. Nevison, William Parker

The human gut microbiota with reference to autism spectrum disorder: considering the whole as more than a sum of its parts, by Michael C. Toh, Emma Allen-Vercoe

To learn more about research on the microbiome and autism, also see:

Autism Speaks Invests $2.3 Million into Research on Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection


Autism Speaks’ Office Hours with Gastroenterologist Tim Buie: Exploring Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection