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autism's gut-brain connection

October 07, 2015

Harvard researchers document significantly higher rates of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis among those with autism

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March 26, 2015

The journal “Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease” publishes a special issue on the role that gut bacteria may play in autism

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December 15, 2014

Researchers discuss the promise of their Autism Speaks-funded studies into autism, oxidative stress, the microbiome and probiotics

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November 14, 2014

Autism Speaks at the forefront of funding related research, including the development of probiotics that may improve symptoms

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June 27, 2014

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

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May 20, 2014

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

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