Having a genetic predisposition to inflammation is linked to structural changes in brain regions implicated in neurodevelopmental conditions.
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Tag: maternal infection
The temporary organ may hold clues about the origins of autism and brain development, Anna Penn says — if only researchers would study it.
Given the known link between severe maternal infections and autism, some scientists are investigating whether COVID-19 during pregnancy can affect a child’s neurodevelopment.
Infection during pregnancy can tweak a mouse’s gut microbiome in ways that have lasting effects on her pups’ immune system and increase their chances of gut inflammation, a new study suggests.
Brian Lee has transformed the science of linking prenatal experiences to a child’s chances of having autism; his work taps social skills as well as statistical acumen.
The link between autism and prenatal exposure to an immune response may involve altered levels of immune cells, according to a new study.
Certain antibodies may shape neurodevelopment by attaching to and invading new neurons in the brain.
Too little — or too much — of certain substances during pregnancy may increase the odds of having a child with autism. Here we explain what scientists know about these associations.
Newborns with either above- or below-average levels of an immune-system marker, among other differences, have increased odds of being autistic.