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Autism – Researchers find a link with abnormal Blood-Vessel Damage and Oxidative Stress

Autism – Researchers find a link with abnormal Blood-Vessel Damage and Oxidative Stress

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found children with autism have differences with abnormal blood-vessel function and damaging levels of oxidative stress compared with healthy children. Lead author, Domenico Pratico, MD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology along with colleagues, first published their findings in the August issue of the Archives of Neurology.

The children with autism presented with certain levels of biochemical differences that suggest the incidence of constricted blood vessels by way of the endothelium. These differences in the cells that line the blood vessels create a higher chance for the formation of clots.

No Link Between Pregnant Women with Anxiety and Complications During Pregnancy - Anxiety Disorder

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Researchers at the University of Texas say that women who experience anxiety symptoms during pregnancy are not more susceptible to having pregnancy complications such as longer labor or low birth weight babies. Previous research showed mixed results, but this study answers the question more definitively.

Heather Littleton said “Pregnancy can be an emotional time for women and, for some, anxiety associated with the pregnancy can be compounded by pre-existing difficulties such as having an inadequate social support system.” Heather is lead author of the study.

HGH and Growth Disorders – New Understandings of Human Growth Hormone gene and RNA controls of Genomic Expression

HGH and Growth Disorders – New Understandings of Human Growth Hormone gene and RNA controls of Genomic Expression

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered a unique mechanism that had extensive genomic distance and controls of human growth hormone (hGH). The researchers discovered a set of “non-coding RNAs” that was expressed near the location of the hGH gene in the pituitary gland.

The researchers analyzed 14,000 base pairs which separated the hGH gene along with its locus control region. They discovered that the locus control region was copied into the RNA. The gene called CD79b was within this region. CD79b gene is normally found to code for a protein in blood lymphocytes. In this case the researchers found it did a completely different function in the pituitary gland. The researchers confirmed that the CD79b non-coding DNA does have a significant role in hGH gene expression.

Government Investigation Finds Autism Vaccine Related

Government Investigation Finds Autism Vaccine Related

According to the most recent CDC estimates, one in 166 children in the US suffers from an autistic disorder. Twenty years ago, autism only affected one in 10,000 children.

For years now, studies have shown that exposure to mercury in childhood vaccines, not only causes autism but can also result in immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions similar to traits associated with autism.

On May 21, 2003, after a three year investigation, "The Mercury in Medicine Report" was released by the House Committee on Government Reform, and stated in part:

Toxic Food Environment Causes Obesity - Low Fiber High Sugar Foods More Common Today Makes You Gain Weight

Toxic Food Environment Causes Obesity - Low Fiber High Sugar Foods More Common Today Makes You Gain Weight

A scientist from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) says that kids are overweight because their diets consist of high-calorie and low fiber foods. This typical Western diet promotes a hormonal imbalance that encourages children to overeat.

Another recent study found that babies are heavier now than they were 20 years ago. The manufacturing changes may be the reason. Dr. Robert Lustig believes the way food is manufactured has created a “toxic environment” that dooms children to be overweight. Lustig is professor of clinical pediatrics at UCSF Children's Hospital.
According to Lustig, "It will take acknowledgement of the concepts of biological susceptibility and societal accountability and de-emphasis of the concept of personal responsibility to make a difference in the lives of children."

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