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Pregnant mice illuminate risk factors that could lead to autism

Nature News - Wed 13 Sep 17

Studies highlight link between immune response and unusual neural wiring.

Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancy

Medical Xpress - Wed 13 Sep 17

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 ...

Mother’s gut microbes could be linked to autismlike disorders in children

CandEN - Wed 13 Sep 17

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

Infections during pregnancy may help autism develop—and scientists are finally figuring out why

Popular Science - Wed 13 Sep 17

Health Our immune systems aren’t perfect. Researchers identified a mechanism through which bacteria in the gut interact with the immune system during pregnancy in ways that ...