Pregnant mice illuminate risk factors that could lead to autism

Mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School shed more light on this phenomenon and identify possible approaches to preventing it.

Pregnant mice illuminate risk factors that could lead to autism

Studies highlight link between immune response and unusual neural wiring.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Nature News

Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancy

Mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Motherís gut microbes could be linked to autismlike disorders in children

Presence of certain bacteria in pregnant mice lead to abnormal brain wiring and autismlike behaviors in offspring

Wed 13 Sep 17 from CandEN

Infections during pregnancy may help autism developóand scientists are finally figuring out why

Health Our immune systems arenít perfect. Researchers identified a mechanism through which bacteria in the gut interact with the immune system during pregnancy in ways that ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Popular Science

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