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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Sarkis Mazmanian

Professor of microbiology, California Institute of Technology

July 2014

Remembering Paul Patterson (1944-2014)

by  /  29 July 2014

Paul H. Patterson, a transformative figure in autism research, died on 25 June. His groundbreaking discoveries advanced novel paradigms in neuroscience and immunology, and introduced concepts that will continue to be developed by researchers worldwide.

April 2014

The case for using ‘prebiotics’

by ,  /  1 April 2014

Prebiotics — nutrients that promote the growth of some beneficial gut bacteria — can influence brain chemistry and behavior. New findings suggest prebiotics as treatments for people with neurological disorders, say Sarkis Mazmanian and Gil Sharon.